Beginning Farmer Socials

Join other beginning and aspiring farmers during our Beginning Farmer Socials! Meet your peers, learn from one another and become more familiar with PFI. Send an email to to RSVP.

June 24, 2023 | 5 p.m.

Luna Valley Farm | Decorah, IA

Join us for a social at Luna Valley Farm to gather around wood-fired pizza and get to know beginning farmers near you. Luna Valley Farm is a destination for heritage breed pork, grass fed lamb and grass fed beef.

July 21, 2023 | 2-4 p.m.

Geyer Farm | Oxford, IA

Join us at Geyer Farm to learn more about PFI and Dave and Anna Geyer’s new agroforestry enterprise at Geyer Farm. Stay for local snacks and conversation with other beginning farmers in your area.

August 19, 2023 | 3:30-5 p.m.

Groundswell Cafe | Cedar Rapids, IA

The Beginning Farmer Social at Groundswell Cafe follows the community farm tour at Matthew 25. This social is a great chance to meet other growers in the Cedar Rapids area. Join us for some refreshments and conversation about farming at the beginner level.

September 16, 2023 | Noon

Barreras Family Farm | Blair, NE

The Beginning Farmer Social at the Barreras Family Farm follows the Pastured Eggs 101 field day. This social is hosted by Mariel Barreras on their acreage in Blair, Nebraska. Join us at their beautiful property to network with your peers and learn more about the Barreras’ livestock and horticulture enterprises.