Work with the PFI team and agricultural stakeholders across the Midwest to create more resilient farming systems.
Beginning Farmer Engagement Coordinator
At PFI, our beginning farmer program works with farmers who have been farming on their own for 10 years or less or who want to start farming. The central goal of this position is to bring new faces to agriculture in Iowa; to create networks and educational opportunities for newcomers to farming; and to connect them with PFI’s network and resources.
Field Crops Education Coordinator
The farmer-led education department houses PFI’s long-standing farmer-led education efforts. This department annually delivers robust educational programming consisting of field days, conferences, workshops and webinars. Staff in this department also facilitate meet-ups and other mechanisms to build farmer peer networks and write educational content featuring farmer knowledge for PFI’s media, including PFI’s quarterly magazine, blog and email newsletters.
PFI’s research department empowers farmers to generate and share knowledge through timely and relevant farmer-led research. We believe that real-world, applied research on farms is critical for building a better agricultural system. We also help farmers inform academic agricultural research that affects their farms by connecting researchers and farmers in meaningful dialogue and promoting the exchange of ideas.
We’re seeking a research coordinator to join a research department poised for growth in the coming years. You will support proof-of-concept investigation, ground-truthing new ideas and practices and help a range of farmers design research that can satisfy their curiosity about their farms. You will play a pivotal role in helping us expand on-farm research opportunities in Iowa and neighboring states that explore ways to maximize the climate-smart potential of soil health-promoting practices.