Sponsor Opportunities

Since its inception in 1985, Practical Farmers of Iowa has been steadily growing our network of farmers in Iowa and beyond. This includes producers raising row crops, livestock and horticultural crops, employing a wide range of production, conservation and business management practices.

Each year, thousands of producers look to PFI for the practical programming we provide using farmer-to-farmer knowledge sharing on traditional and innovative practices. As a nonprofit organization, PFI welcomes your support to help us continue providing this programming and strives to provide your organization with valuable opportunities to tap into our network.

Please find the information below for your organization to connect with PFI through sponsorship opportunities or by joining as a member.

If you’d like to sign up to receive sponsor information for the Annual Conference or the field day season, please email Steve Carlson with your organization’s contact information: steve.carlson(at)practicalfarmers(dot)org.

Annual Conference

Hundreds of farmers and friends of farmers gather for our Annual Conference in Ames, Iowa, each January for an energizing weekend of farmer-to-farmer learning and networking. Looking back on the most recent 5 years hosting our conferences, we’ve averaged 822 attendees and 87 sponsors and exhibitors each year.

Exhibitors have several options to choose from that allow any budget to get involved and gain exposure in our promotions and in the exhibit hall.

Read more about our Annual Conference here

2024 Level A Conference Sponsors:

ADM Regenerations logoChoose iowa logoGrain Millers, Inc


NR Logo 2017 (2)Sunderman Farm Management logo






Field Days

Practical Farmers’ on-farm field day season is a foundation of our organization. Each year, we plan dozens of on-farm events on our members’ farms where thousands of attendees learn first-hand about topics that help them build better farm businesses.

Organizations can choose to sponsor individual field days, the entire season, or both. Practical Farmers of Iowa staff begin recruiting these sponsors each year in April.

Read more about our field days here

2023 Level A Field Day Sponsors:


ADM regenerations logo Welter Seed logo USDA NRCS logo Sunrise Foods LogoSunderman Farm MgmtPeoples Company logo Maureen Eickholt logo John Deere Co op logo IAWA Logo Green cover logo BIG 4.1.2 logo




Niman Ranch Logo





SARE NorthCentral CMYK


Black Square Bottom 8 (1)












ALS logo



Bio Till logo

















SARE NorthCentral CMYKGrain Millers logo









Practical Farmers of Iowa is a membership-based organization, growing steadily each year to now include over 4,500 members in 2021. Members gain access to our email discussion groups, a subscription to our quarterly magazine, and discounts to many events, among other things. New in 2021 for organizational members is the opportunity to be listed in our members-only organizational directory accessible to anyone on our website.

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

Read more about membership with PFI here

Questions about sponsorship or membership? Contact Steve Carlson at steve.carlson(at)practicalfarmers(dot)org.