E-Mail Newsletters

We have six email newsletters you can subscribe to. Our weekly newsletter, Practical News is released weekly on Friday afternoons. Small Grains News and Beginning Farmer News are monthly updates, the Practical Cover Cropper is released 1 – 2 times per month and the Farmland Transfer Newsletter and The Practical Landowner are quarterly. You can also get e-mail updates for upcoming farminars.

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Practical News (weekly)

June 19, 2020Practical News - New PFI research measures the economic impact of grazing cover crops + Sign up for cover crop cost-share!
June 12, 2020Practical News - Field day guide arriving in mailboxes soon + A bird's-eye view for photo of the week!
June 5, 2020Practical News - Virtual field day season marches on + Missed a virtual field day? Watch the recordings!
May 29, 20202020 virtual field day season begins Saturday + Check out this year's lineup!
May 22, 2020Virtual field days begin May 30!
May 15, 2020Read our 2019 annual report + Blog on assessing small grain frost damage !
May 8, 2020PFI members continue to show their #PracticalResilience + A local food throwback to 2006!
May 1, 2020Now is the time to foster resilient farms and communities + Weekly virtual farmer meet-ups extended through June 12!
April 24, 2020Practical News - Meet our new intern + We are hiring: Apply for our open position!
April 17, 2020Practical News - Read about how vegetable farmers are crowdsourcing yield data + New blog on feeding hybrid rye to hogs!
April 10, 2020Practical News - Spring magazine is now available online + NEW COVID-19 resource page for farmers!
April 3, 2020Practical News - Share your stories of resilience + Join us for a weekly virtual farmer meet-up!
March 27, 2020Practical News - Watch Thursday's virtual cover crop field day + Farm retirement workshops are next week!
March 20, 2020Practical News - Virtual visioning sessions next week + Sign-up for cover crop cost-share!
March 13, 2020Practical News - Moving upcoming events online + On-farm jobs now available through Labor4Learning
March 6, 2020Practical News - Come to a visioning session to help inform our strategic plan + New adaptive grazing fact sheet!
February 28, 2020Practical News - Nominate someone TODAY for the Farmland Owner Legacy Award + Browse our new merch!
February 21, 2020Practical News - Meet the 2021 SIP class + One week to register for small grains conference!
February 14, 2020Practical News - Meet the new additions to PFI's board + The best of the past decade from PFI’s Cooperators Program!
February 7, 2020Practical News - New PFI research on interseeding 60-inch corn + Understanding oat variety protection!
January 31, 2020Practical News - Watch Nicole Masters present the conference keynote + Vegetable meet-ups start next week!
January 24, 2020Practical News - Last week to register for holistic management workshop + Blog on clover management!
January 17, 2020Practical News - Meet the 2020 Sustainable Agriculture Achievement Award winner!
January 10, 2020Practical News - Annual conference begins next week + Vegetable farmer meet-ups announced!
January 3, 2020Practical News - 2020 farminar lineup announced + Pre-register for the annual conference by next Thursday!
December 27, 2019Practical News - Collaboration at the annual conference + Winter magazine is online!
December 20, 2019Practical News - Horticulture sessions at the conference + Member survey has been sent out!
December 13, 2019Practical News - Master researchers honored at the Cooperators' Meeting + Help us sustain our growth!
December 6, 2019Practical News - All about the pre-conference short courses + Blog on growing rural communities!
November 29, 2019Practical News - We are thankful for YOU members and supporters!
November 22, 2019Practical News - Meet the conference keynote speaker + Blog and upcoming farminar on winter grazing!
November 15, 2019Practical News - Conference registration is now open + Eat local this Thanksgiving!
November 8, 2019Practical News - Check out the new PFI logo!
November 1, 2019Practical News - Urban farming field day coming up + Join us for a farm transfer workshop!
October 25, 2019Practical News - Blog on apple production + A new section in Practical News!
October 18, 2019Practical News - PFI featured on PBS NewsHour + Meet our new Latino outreach contractor!
October 11, 2019Practical News - Measuring conservation on the farm!
October 4, 2019Practical News - One week left to apply for SIP! + Revisit this year's habitat field days
Sepember 27, 2019Practical News - Researching cover crops in Iowa + Join PFI now for a free gift!
September 20, 2019Practical News - 6 factors to consider when growing cereal rye for seed + Autumn magazine is on its way!
September 13, 2019Practical News - Field days back in action next week + Celebrating our 100th lifetime member!
September 6, 2019Practical News - Become a PFI member today!
August 30, 2019Practical News - On-farm research opportunities + Sign up for 2020 small grains cost-share!

August 23, 2019Practical News - Savings Incentive Program applications are open + Video from the small grains conference!

August 16, 2019Practical News - Video on summer lettuce variety trial + PFI receives $936K grant from EPA!
August 9, 2019Practical News - Register by Monday for the small grains conference + Aug. 18 beginning farmer social!
August 2, 2019Practical News - Field days back in action next week + Last day to register for Next Generation Summit!
July 26, 2019Practical News - New merch, new staff, new cover crop directory!
July 19, 2019Practical News - Meet our new farmer outreach coordinator + Riding in RAGBRAI? Visit PFI!
July 12, 2019Practical News - Honoring Lee Tesdell + New program allowing state-inspected meats across state lines!

July 5, 2019Practical News - Happy Fourth of July! + Pig health in alternative production systems

June 28, 2019Practical News - Summer magazine is on the way and online + Board member Nathan Anderson testifies on behalf of PFI!

June 21, 2019Practical News - Small grains conference registration is open + New video on cultivation equipment!

June 14, 2019Practical News - 6 field days next week + Several new faces at PFI this summer!

June 7, 2019Practical News - Field days in full swing + Research on 100% grass-fed beef quality!

May 31, 2019Practical News - Field day season starts Tuesday! + Prevented planting and cover crop options + New membership manager and more!
May 24, 2019Practical News - More organic weed control videos + Field day season inches closer!

May 17, 2019Practical News - 2019 field days announced!
May 10, 2019Practical News - 2018 Cooperators' Program Year in Review + Help us reach our goal of $30,000!

May 3, 2019Practical News - Video on interseeding cover crops in 60-inch corn + Planting no-till soybeans into a living cover crop!

April 26, 2019Practical News - Watch the first episode in our new video series on organic weed control!

April 19, 2019Practical News - Managing cereal rye cover crop before corn + Read our 2018 annual report!

April 12, 2019Practical News - View the spring magazine online + Attend a PFI grazing group!

April 5, 2019Practical News - RSVP for the last two "Map of My Kingdom" performances + Plenty of research reports & blogs to read!

March 29, 2019Practical News - New cover crop research from PFI + Join our habitat program steering committee!

March 22, 2019Practical News - Cover crop field days begin next week + Apply for one of our three job openings!

March 15, 2019Practical News - We're hiring! + Get ready for spring cover crop field days!
March 8, 2019Practical News - Dates and locations announced for 2019 spring cover crop field days!
March 1, 2019Practical News - Download our new podcast on small grain production + Welcome Jorgen to PFI staff!
February 22, 2019Practical News - Subscribe to our new cover crop newsletter + 2019 Labor4Learning trainers announced!
February 15, 2019Practical News - FindAFarmer.net redesign + Session slides are now available online!
February 8, 2019Practical News - What's new with cover crop cost-share? + Meet our new research assistant!
February 1, 2019Practical News - Join us at several events next week + 2018 Cooperators' Meeting video!
January 25, 2019Practical News - 4 reasons to attend our cover crop cost-share program dinner + new PFI research published!
January 18, 2019Practical News - Meet the 2019 Sustainable Agriculture Achievement Award Recipients
January 11, 2019Practical News - Grazing cover crops for profit + conference news + several upcoming events!

January 4, 2019Practical News - 2019 winter farminar lineup announced! + sessions on integrated crop-livestock systems
December 28, 2018Practical News - Mitigating the cost of cover crops with grazing + networking opportunities at the annual conference!
December 21, 2018Practical News – Come cultivate connections at the annual conference!
December 14, 2018Practical News – Connecting over on-farm research + seeking silent auction donations!
December 7, 2018Practical News – What will our 2019 annual conference have for livestock farmers? + Recapping this year's field day season!
November 30, 2018Practical News – Annual conference short course breakdown + PFI grazing groups
November 23, 2018Practical News: THANK YOU + Beginning Farmer Retreat deadline is approaching!
November 16, 2018Practical News: We have a new website! + Cover crops at work signs

November 9, 2018Practical News: 2018 Fall Farminars Begin Next Tuesday + Field Day Season Concludes
November 2, 20182019 Annual Conference Registration is Now Open!
October 26, 2018Pollinator Field Day Recap + New PFI Vegetable Yield Data Website
October 19, 2018Delayed Winter Small Grains Planting Tips + New PFI Bookkeeper!
October 12, 2018Beginning Farmer Retreat Registration Now Open + New Merch!
October 5, 2018Don't Miss Your Chance! Apply for the Savings Incentive Program by Oct. 10

Small Grains News (monthly)

Monthly Small Grains Newsletter Issues
June 2020
May 2020
April 2020
March 2020
February 2020
January 2020
December 2019
November 2019
October 2019
September 2019
August 2019
July 2019
June 2019
May 2019
April 2019
March 2019
February 2019
January 2019
December 2018
November 2018
October 2018
September 2018
August 2018
July 2018
June 2018
May 2018
April 2018
March 2018
February 2018
January 2018

Beginning Farmer News (monthly)

Monthly Beginning Farmer Updates
June 2020
May 2020
April 2020
March 2020
February 2020
January 2020
December 2019
November 2019
October 2019
September 2019
August 2019
July 2019
June 2019
May 2019
April 2019
March 2019
February 2019
January 2019
December 2018
November 2018
October 2018
September 2018
August 2018
July 2018
May 2018
April 2018
March 2018
February 2018
January 2018
December 2017
November 2017
October 2017
September 2017
August 2017
July 2017
June 2017
May 2017
April 2017
March 2017
February 2017
January 2017
December 2016
November 2016
October 2016
September 2016
August 2016
July 2016
June 2016

The Practical Cover Cropper (1-2 per month)

Date Issue
June 18, 2020The Practical Cover Cropper: Cost-sharing cover crops with your landowner or tenant
June 5, 2020The Practical Cover Cropper: Omitting an herbicide pass with rye cover crop + PFI virtual field days!
May 23, 2020The Practical Cover Cropper: Growing rye for silage and pasturing calves!
May 6, 2020The Practical Cover Cropper: Get more cover crop biomass by planting green + IDALS cost share available!
April 25, 2020The Practical Cover Cropper: Growing out cover crops for grain or seed
April 11, 2020
The Practical Cover Cropper: Managing cover crops to maintain corn yield

March 25, 2020The Practical Cover Cropper: Virtual cover crop field day THURSDAY + Spring grazing cover crops!
March 11, 2020The Practical Cover Cropper: Spring frost seeding: “Just get the seed out there and it’ll do its job.”
January 9, 2020The Practical Cover Cropper: Frost-seeding cover crops + Pre-registration for the annual conference ends TODAY + Crop insurance discounts!

November 22, 2019The Practical Cover Cropper: Think it's too late to plant cover crops? Think again!
October 22, 2019The Practical Cover Cropper: Late seeding for rye cover crop + Crop insurance premium discounts!
October 3, 2019The Practical Cover Cropper: Seeding cover crops with speed
September 18, 2019The Practical Cover Cropper: Adjusting cover crop seeding rates for planting dates
August 27, 2019The Practical Cover Cropper: When to pull the trigger for flying on cover crops this fall
August 6, 2019The Practical Cover Cropper: Overseeding cover crops and selecting cover crop varieties
July 23, 2019The Practical Cover Cropper: Cover crop directory online + Seeding cover crops!

June 25, 2019The Practical Cover Cropper: Cover crops for forage & silage
May 23, 2019The Practical Cover Cropper: Using cover crops to plant sooner after a heavy rain + PFI field day season is here!
April 30, 2019The Practical Cover Cropper: Spring cover crop management for organic and conventional corn and soybeans!
April 9, 2019The Practical Cover Cropper: Terminating cover crops ahead of corn
March 26, 2019The Practical Cover Cropper: Benefits of grazing cover crops + RSVP for spring field days!
March 12, 2019Spring cover crop field day dates and locations announced + We are hiring!
February 26, 2019Welcome to The Practical Cover Cropper + Sign-up for 2019 cost share!

Farmland Transfer Newsletter (quarterly)

January 3, 2020Farm Transfer News: Farm transfer at the PFI annual conference+ Article on conservation easements!
October 1, 2019Farm Transfer News: Upcoming PFI farm transfer workshops + Lots of farm transfer resources!
June 17, 2019Farmland Transition Newsletter: Get to a farmland field day + New website updates!

The Practical Landowner (quarterly)

January 7, 2020The Practical Landowner: Check out our new landowner webpage + Sessions for landowners at our annual conference!