Grazing Groups

Join one of six PFI Grazing Groups! We’ll get together to go on pasture walks, discuss spring grazing management on lush pastures, first cut hay, planting summer annuals and more. Come meet and learn from fellow livestock farmers! Dinner will be provided. RSVP below!


Fuhrer tour Chad and Katie Hensley (92)South Central Iowa

Thursday, May 9

Lamoni, IA | 4:30 – 7 p.m.

Hosted by: Chad Hensley

Address: Big Creek Farms | 30608 S Smith St, Lamoni, IA 50140

Directions: From I-35: Take U.S. 69 west toward Lamoni. As you enter Lamoni, turn left onto S. Smith Street and go about 1.5 miles; the farm is on the left.

Note: Google maps or GPS may ask you to turn right and go north on S. Smith Street. Do not follow those instructions.

RSVP by May 6


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Thursday, May 16

Lockridge, IA | 4:30 – 7 p.m.

Hosted by: Tim Diers

Address: Rainbow Farms | 2126 Watercress Blvd., Lockridge, IA 52635

RSVP by May 13


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Northwest Iowa

Wednesday, May 22

Remsen, IA | 4:30 – 7:00 p.m.

Hosted by: Robert Alexander

Address: 5086 Lily Ave., Remsen, IA 51050

RSVP by May 20


Central Iowa

Thursday, May 23

Maxwell, IA | 4:30 – 7:00 p.m.

Hosted by: Bruce Carney

Address: Carney Family Farms | 13602 NE 96thSt., Maxwell, IA 50161

RSVP by May 20


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Thursday, May 30

Oxford, IA | 4:30 – 7:00 p.m.

Hosted by: Doug Darrow

Address: Rapid Creek Ranch | 3727 Calkins Ave SW, Oxford, IA 52322

RSVP by May 27


Wendy Johnson and Johnny Rafkin #2

Northeast Iowa

Sunday, June 9

Charles City, IA | 4:30 – 7:00 p.m.

Hosted by: Wendy Johnson and Johnny Rafkin

Address: Joia Food Farm | 2038 March Ave., Charles City, IA 50616

RSVP by June 6


For questions, contact PFI’s Livestock Coordinator Meghan Filbert by calling our office (515) 232-5661 or e-mailing her directly at meghan@practicalfarmers.org.