Live From the Farm

YouTube Live Virtual Events

During 2020, we found many people enjoyed the opportunity to attend field days virtually, so we’re improving our virtual engagement options with a weekly series called “Live From the Farm.” This series builds on our 2020 virtual field day season, but with improved video and streaming quality.

Most Tuesdays from June through September, we will stream live from a member farm, aiming to showcase important farm activities that are interesting to see but harder to show and make engaging to in-person visitors, such as planting, harvest, cultivating, processing and delivery days.

You’ll see things up close, be able to ask questions and have a chance to rewatch your favorite parts. These live events are interactive on YouTube Live, with chat enabled for attendees and the host, and will be available as recorded videos on PFI’s YouTube channel as soon as the live event ends.

To view the live event, visit PFI’s YouTube channel.

Live From the Farm Line-Up

Preview the roster and see what episodes are coming up next on “Live From the Farm.”

June 8: Bees, Beetles & Broccoli: Native Habitat Establishment & Management for Beneficial Insects

June 15: The “Practical Farrowing Box”: DIY Sow Nesting Boxes

June 22: Extended Rotations With Red Clover

June 29: Clarion Locker Tour

July 13: Sheep Production With a First-Generation Farmer

July 20: New and Favorite Equipment in the Field and Packshed for Vegetables

July 27: Small-Grain Harvest and Post-Harvest Handling in the Little Sioux Valley

Aug. 3: Expanding Agritourism on the Farm

Aug. 10: Packhouse Set-Up and Packing Vegetable CSA Boxes at Blue Gate Farm

Aug. 17: Benching & Boulders: Restoring Stream Hydrology and Habitat for Wildlife and Water Quality

Aug. 24: Diverse Forages for Dairy Operations

Sept. 7: Designing Diversity: Climate-Smart Habitat Management for Pollinators

Sept. 14: Apple Harvest, Cider Varieties and Pressing at Wilson’s Orchard

To get reminders about the “Live From the Farm” events you’re most excited about, RSVP below. We’ll send you reminders (and direct links!) specific to the events you choose.