What to Expect

Since our founding in 1985, the annual conference has been a keystone event for sharing knowledge, building connections and celebrating agriculture in Iowa (and good food!). Over the last few years, our conference has grown to over 1,000 attendees. We are pleased to offer three pre-conference short courses, 60-plus farmer-led sessions on a wide variety of agricultural topics, 80-plus exhibitors, locally sourced meals and a spirit of curiosity and community. 


About Practical Farmers of Iowa

Practical Farmers of Iowa is a nonprofit, founded in 1985 as an organization for farmers, led by farmers. We are rooted firmly in farmer-to-farmer knowledge-sharing, network-building and farmer-led research. But we have also expanded our work in what we call “farm viability” – offering multiple cost-share opportunities, farm business coaching programs, landowner and farm transition support and first-generation farmer mentoring. 

PFI’s Vision 

An Iowa with healthy soil, healthy food, clean air, clean water, resilient farms and vibrant communities. 

PFI’s Values

  • Welcoming everyone
  • Farmers leading the exchange of experience and knowledge
  • Curiosity, creativity, collaboration and community
  • Resilient farms now and for future generations
  • Stewardship of land and resources

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