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Join Us for Another Season of Farmer-to-Farmer Learning!

All PFI field days are free for anyone to attend; membership in PFI is not required or expected. Our goal here is simple: We want farmers to visit with and learn from one another.

Not a farmer? That’s okay, you’re invited too! If you’re an eater, consumer, researcher, friend-of-farmer, policymaker, neighbor or simply curious to learn about agriculture – everyone has a role to play in supporting resilient farms and communities.

Please join us – we look forward to seeing you at a field day!

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Thank You to Our Funders

This year, in our biggest field day season yet, nearly 60 farms across Iowa, as well as Illinois, Minnesota, Nebraska and Wisconsin, are opening their farm gates for another season of farmer-to-farmer learning.

Thank you to our sponsors as well as all the organizations and grantors who make this field day season possible.

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What to Bring (or Not Bring)

All PFI events occur rain or shine. Please dress for the weather and the terrain. Many field days include walking through tall grasses or fields, or around equipment, and in a range of weather conditions.

We recommend that you bring:

Close-toed shoes (comfortable for walking)
Sun protection (cap or hat, sunscreen)
Water bottle (we will provide refills!)
Rain jacket or poncho (depending on the forecast)
Camp chair or stool (especially if there’s a meal!)
Personal snacks (particularly if you have a food allergy or other dietary restrictions in case provided food does not meet your needs.)
Your family (Children are welcome with parents! Please be mindful of the dangers on a working farm, including electric fence, difficult terrain, animals and equipment.)

Please do not bring:

Dogs or other pets (service dogs, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, are permitted)
Professional camera or recording equipment, unless you are a member of the news media or have prior approval from PFI – see more at
Exhibitor or promotional materials or solicitations, unless you are an official field day sponsor

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Special Instructions for Visiting Farms With Livestock

We ask that all attendees at field days where livestock are present observe the following biosecurity practices. While biosecurity is important on all farms, clean shoes and clothes are particularly important due to the presence of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI).

When visiting farms with livestock, we ask that attendees:

Wear clean shoes or boots that have not been worn on other farms with livestock or livestock buildings, or around a dense population of wild birds. If shoes or boots were worn around livestock or birds, they must be cleaned and disinfected.

Wear clean clothes that have not been worn around other livestock.

Upon request of the farmer host or PFI staff during the field day, you may be asked to disinfect shoes or boots in a phenol or similar solution or wear disposable plastic boot covers over your shoes (provided by PFI).

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Civility Commitment

Our commitment is to learn from each other. We acknowledge differences in beliefs, values, politics, culture, interests and experiences. We commit to listening respectfully to each other, recognizing and respecting different levels of understanding, actively seeking common ground, creating an environment free from language and symbols that are hostile, intimidating or abusive of others.


Contact the PFI office at or (515) 232-5661.

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