Dates & Location

Jan. 19-21, 2023 (Short Courses – Jan. 19-20; Conference Jan. 20-21)

Scheman Building at the Iowa State Center | 1805 Center Drive, Ames, Iowa

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Practical Farmers has reserved blocks of rooms at three hotels near Scheman and CPMI (the PFI dinner venue). These are the Best Western Plus University Park Inn & Suites, the Radisson Hotel Ames Conference Center and the Gateway Hotel Ames. Visit the Lodging/Dining page (coming soon), for rates, direct links to room blocks and reservation deadlines.

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PFI Shuttle

PfivanCan we help you with a lift to or from the parking lot? Look for the PFI shuttle cruising the lot in the mornings, and embarking from Scheman throughout the day.


We know there are people who will be unable to travel to the PFI annual conference this year. To make the conference as accessible as possible while working with the limits of our staff and technology capacity, PFI will livestream all sessions from Benton Auditorium at no cost to viewers.

These 10 sessions will also be recorded and available for post-conference viewing on PFI’s YouTube channel. The list of sessions to be livestreamed will be posted to the annual conference website closer to the conference date. No other sessions at the conference will be livestreamed or recorded.

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PFI will continue to follow CDC guidelines for mask-wearing, which may include recommending universal indoor mask-wearing during “high” community levels of COVID-19 transmission.

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Certified Crop Advisors

77 of our sessions are approved for CCA credits, including short courses. Check our short course page or the sessions page to see which sessions are approved for CCA credits.

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