Published Mar 15, 2011

Our Vision for Iowa

By Teresa Opheim

Farms that are prized for their diversity of crops and livestock … Their wildlife, healthy soils, innovations, beauty and productivity … Their connection to a rich past and a fulfilling present where individuals and families are earning a good living …

Wholesome food that is celebrated for its connections to local farmers, to seasons, to hard work, and good stewardship … Communities alive with diverse connections between farmers and friends of farmers …

Places where commerce, cooperation, creativity and spirituality are thriving … Places where the working landscape, the fresh air and the clean water remind us of all that is good about Iowa.

I see this vision implemented so many places on PFI farms! We are on our way to seeing it become reality throughout Iowa.