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Our Mission

Equipping farmers to build resilient farms and communities.

Tama, IA

Laura Krouse, of Abbe Hills Farm, and Jenny Vazquez-Koster reconnect at a field day held at Red Earth Gardens, a business of the Sac and Fox Tribe of the Mississippi in Iowa located on the Meskwaki Settlement.

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Mar 26

Cover Crop Field Day – Fort Dodge

1790 Madison Ave., Fort Dodge, IA
Mar 27

Cover Crop Field Day – Prairie City

8718 W 109th Street South, Prairie City, IA 50228
Apr 2

Cover Crop Field Day – Osage

Apr 3

Cover Crop Field Day – Orange City

4449 Hickory Ave., Orange City, IA

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Our Programs

Practical Farmers of Iowa works to equip farmers to build resilient farms and communities. Our values include: welcoming everyone; farmers leading the exchange of experience and knowledge; curiosity, creativity, collaboration and community; resilient farms now and for future generations; and stewardship of land and resources. Our programs are guided by the interests and priorities of our members.

What our friends & partners say

“Breaking into farming is hard — and without support, impossible. Having the support of Practical Farmers of Iowa has enabled me to be a successful farmer.”

Kate Edwards

Iowa City, Iowa

“Practical Farmers of Iowa is one of the most supportive organizations I have ever been a part of.”

Rory Van Wyk

Winterset, Iowa

“You guys are SO useful… even from 1,000 miles away.”

Ralph Gauer

Silver City, New Mexico

“The annual summer forage trial was interesting because it is directly useful for the management of our farm operation and because this type of project has not been well researched yet.”

Dave Schmidt

Exira, Iowa

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