PFI Board approves new vision, values and mission statements
On Wednesday, the PFI Board of Directors approved new vision, values and mission statements for our organization, as well as a full strategic plan for 2014-2017 (more on that plan next week).
Our six-month strategic planning involved all of you through your feedback on the member survey, the full PFI Board of Directors and staff, and especially our Strategic Directions Committee: Sarah Carlson, Kate Edwards, Tom Frantzen, Helen Gunderson, Gail Hickenbottom, Cheryl Hopkins, Drake Larson, Tim Landgraf, Teresa Opheim, Dan Wilson, and Sally Worley.
Practical Farmers’ Vision for Iowa is:
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
Food 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.
The Values that guide our work are:
Creativity, collaboration, and community
Viable farms now and for future generations
Stewardship and ecology
Our organization’s Mission is:
Strengthening farms and communities through farmer-led investigation and information sharing
We have big plans for the next three years that follow the direction set by the vision, values and mission! “Tune” in next week for more.