Member Benefits

When you join Practical Farmers of Iowa, you become part of a network of innovative farmers and supporters who share their knowledge freely and believe in sustainable solutions to agricultural challenges.

As a member of Practical Farmers of Iowa, you are supporting a future where diverse farms work with nature for mutual benefits, and communities are alive with healthy food and strong connections between farmers and non-farmers. As a member you will also receive these exclusive benefits:

  1. A subscription to The Practical Farmer, our quarterly magazine (formerly called newsletter) filled with informative articles on a range of agricultural topics, member profiles, research reports, notices of events and development opportunities, book reviews, and more.
  2. Access to our lively, members-only email discussion groups, where you can pose questions and share information with other members.
  3. Steep discounts to our well-attended, information-dense annual conference that takes place each January.
  4. The opportunity to participate in our Cooperators’ Program and receive support from Practical Farmers to design and execute an on-farm research project.
  5. Eligibility for special Practical Farmers programs, such as our Savings Incentive Program and Labor4Learning Program.
  6. Opportunities to find new markets for your farm products.
  7. Events! In 2022, we held 258 events. Those events included on-farm research trials, online webinars, on-farm field days, annual conference sessions, the Next Generation Summit, several in-depth workshops and much more!
  8. The opportunity to network with experienced farmers who sincerely want to help you succeed.
  9. Being part of a strong 35-year organization that believes in making farmers a top priority!

Access: Individuals who are current students, beginning or retired farmers, and others on fixed or limited incomes are welcome to join at just $25 per year.

Individual: Experience all the benefits of PFI for only $50 per year.

Farm or Household: All household family members and farm employees can join under one membership for just $60 annually.

Lifetime: Individuals or families can make a lifetime commitment for a single payment of $1,200. This membership terminates with the primary members. Excludes organizations. Learn more about lifetime membership.

Organization: For businesses, agencies and departments, up to three employees may receive all the benefits of PFI for $110 annually.