Published Mar 26, 2013

Network with other PFI Beginning Farmer Trainees and Trainers

By Practical Farmers of Iowa


Beginners, learn how to be an excellent employee and learn the most on the job this summer. Farmer employers, hear how farmers make time for a better learning experience for employees.


Julia Slocum, of Lacewing Acres in Ames, is starting her first year of raising vegetables on her own. Previously, she spent two years working on farms in the Midwest to explore her interests and learn new skills.

Jill Beebout, of Blue Gate Farm near Chariton, has employed seasonal workers for seven years. She has hired a range of people, from teenagers working their first job to people interested in eventually starting their own farms.