Annual Conference Registration

People make the PFI Annual Conference a rich knowledge-sharing event, and we believe everyone on the farm contributes to a farm’s success now, and in the future. We want our conference to be accessible to everyone, so we strive to keep our registration rates low and offer steep discounts for members.

Annual conference Registration

Pre-Conference Short Course Registration

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**Register by Dec. 8 to be entered to win two free nights at the Hilton during the conference! 

Ticket Type Pre-Registration Rate per Day Number of People per Ticket
Non-Member $75 1
Individual or Access Member $55 1
Farm & Household or Lifetime Member $55 Up to 10 family or farm members
Organization Membership $55 Up to 3 employees of the organization
Student (membership not required) $40 (2-day pass) 1

Pre-Registration Deadline

Pre-registrations must be received by Thursday, Jan. 11. After that date, registration rates increase and all registrations are walk in only. No refunds will be given after Jan. 11. All refunds will be charged an $8 processing fee.

Individual or Access Memberships

PFI members who have an Individual membership ($50) or an Access membership ($25) may register themselves for a $20 discount each day.

Farm & Household or Lifetime Memberships

Members with a Farm & Household ($60) or Lifetime PFI membership may register themselves and all individuals covered under their membership (their household and farm employees up to 10 people) with the purchase of just one ticket (yes, one ticket).

Organizational Memberships

Members with an Organizational membership may register up to three individuals covered under that membership with the purchase of just one ticket.

Not sure about your membership status?

Check the mailing label on any publication from PFI to find your membership expiration date. You may also call the PFI office at (515) 232-5661.

Other Registration Details

Annual Conference Scholarship Application

As our funding allows, we are pleased to offer scholarships, which include registration for both days of the conference, a Saturday meal ticket (breakfast and lunch), Friday dinner ticket (if needed), and a Friday night hotel room (if needed).

Anyone is welcome to apply for a scholarship. Priority will be given to applicants from underrepresented or historically marginalized groups in agriculture, beginning farmers with limited resources, and other applicants experiencing financial hardship.

After submitting your application, you will receive an email confirming our receipt of your application. Applications must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. on Dec. 29, 2023. We will update you on the status of your application no later than Jan. 5, 2024.

Questions? Contact Katie Aupperle: or (515) 232-5661.

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Are you a student?

For individuals currently enrolled in coursework, we have a steeply discounted $40 ticket to attend both Friday and Saturday sessions. Membership is not required, but a valid student ID is required at check-in.

Don’t Forget Meals!

All meal tickets must be purchased per person, in addition to conference tickets. For short course attendees, Friday lunch tickets are available but must be purchased with your registration. Friday dinner tickets and Saturday meal tickets (breakfast and lunch ticket combo) may be available for purchase on-site, but keep in mind that tickets sell out some years.

All meals at the PFI annual conference are made primarily with ingredients sourced from PFI member farms or local producers. (In accordance with venue policy, outside food may not be brought into the venue without explicit, prior permission from PFI.)

Accessibility Accommodations

We strive to make our conference accessible to everyone. Requests for accommodations should be made at least two weeks prior to the conference (by Jan. 4). PFI will make every effort to secure services, but services are subject to availability.

Language Accessibility

We have reserved interpretive headsets for the annual conference that are available to use for free. If you know of a group or individual who would like to use an interpretive headset, please contact Valeria Cano Camacho at or (515) 232-5661 so we can work together to coordinate an interpreter and ensure sufficient transmitter and receiver headsets are available.


Persons with disabilities, including physical disabilities and hearing or vision impairment, who would like to request accommodations or have questions about physical access may contact Katie Aupperle at or (515) 232-5661.

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