Connect With PFI

Connect with Practical Farmers of Iowa

PFI is all about building resilient communities. We welcome everyone, and our community extends far beyond our membership and Iowa’s borders. We encourage you to explore the many ways to connect with PFI, and to be part of our community.

Attend an Event

We host events year-round that bring people together to network and learn from one another. These include on-farm field days, our annual conference, socials, workshops, retreats and more. Visit our event page to find an event for you.

Join our Email Discussion Lists

Our email discussion groups instantly connect you with a network of members’ knowledge from the convenience of your smartphone, home or office. Become a member and join any of our 5 discussion groups: Announcements, Perspectives, Field Crops, Horticulture and Livestock.

Start conversations, seek advice and exchange ideas about any farming topic, sell equipment, farm products and services, and find markets.

Join PFI or Renew Your Membership

By joining or renewing your membership with Practical Farmers of Iowa, you avail yourself of the wisdom and knowledge of an incredible community of innovative farmers, enlightened consumers and forward-thinking agricultural and environmental professionals.

Lifetime Membership    Member Benefits

Sponsor Opportunities

Learn more about how your organization can support PFI and connect with our diverse network through annual sponsorship opportunities.

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By donating to Practical Farmers today, you enable us to continue our work of fostering grassroots networking among farmers in support of a sustainable agricultural landscape in Iowa. Your gift is tax-deductible.

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Practical Farmers frequently needs help in our Ames office or setting up for events across Iowa. Volunteering with Practical Farmers of Iowa is a great way to experience life at a fast-paced sustainable agriculture nonprofit while helping achieve our mission. You will meet our friendly and knowledgeable staff and most likely will also get some delicious local food and our heartfelt gratitude!

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Connect with us on Social Media

Follow us on Instagram and Twitter, like us on Facebook or subscribe to our YouTube channel. Participate with others in our Practical Farmers of Iowa Facebook group.

Shop PFI

Wear your support for Practical Farmers of Iowa! Look good on the farm or off.

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Tell Your Story

Practical Farmers seeks to empower and enable Iowa farmers to become spokespeople for an agriculture that protects the land, builds community and brings a new generation back to the farm.

Each farmer has an individual story to tell – about how he or she got started, learned a new technique, adopted a different practice, pursued a new enterprise, made a change and why, and much more.

Tell your story

Feeling Isolated?

Farming can be stressful, and sometimes isolating. Practical Farmers of Iowa’s board of directors, staff and members are available for anyone who would like to chat. Complete this form if you’d like someone to reach out to you:

Note: This form is not intended to connect you with agronomic, business, or any other advice. It is intended for individuals who may be in need of social support, and would like to connect with another PFI member.

Additional Resources

Iowa Concern Hotline: Call 1-800-447-1985 to talk to a trained staff 24/7 that can either answer questions directly or get you in touch with experts who can provide additional information or support.

Mental Health Resources in Iowa