Equipping farmers to build resilient farms and communities.
Thank you to all who attended the Beginning Farmer Summit in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, earlier this week!

We hope you had the chance to brainstorm ways to improve your farm, and to network with fellow beginning farmers. See you all next year!
Jack Boyer, Eric Fynaardt, Kevin Holl and Rob Stout conducted strip trials for a second year to test the effect of cereal rye cover crop termination date on corn disease pressure and corn yield. They each compared terminating the cover crop before planting corn to terminating the cover crop after planting corn.

Thank you to everyone who tuned in to our farminar on Feb. 8 to hear from Adrienne Shelton regarding how producers can play a part in the seed development process.

Watch "Livestock on the Land" on Thursday, Feb. 24. at 6 p.m. at Luther College campus in Decorah, Iowa.

Following the film, the audience can ask questions and hear from a panel including Allen Williams and farmers Seth Watkins, Wendy Johnson and Martha McFarland, who were featured in the film.
Feb. 15 | 7-8:30 p.m.

Opportunities for producing berries at unique times of the year in the Midwest are exciting.

In this farminar with Aaron Wills, from Little Berry Farm near Northfield, Minnesota, we will hear about his successes using caterpillar tunnels to produce day-neutral strawberries.

Feb. 18 | 9-11 a.m. | Decorah, IA

The Feb. 18 meet-up will be hosted by Barb Kraus at her home in Decorah, Iowa.

Come ready to discuss plans for the 2022 season!
Monday, Feb. 14 | 6:30-8 p.m.

Monday is our first field crop farmer meet-up.

Join us to discuss reducing inputs and managing nitrogen in a soil health system.

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Members in the News
Ruth Rabinowitz of Santa Cruz, CA, was featured in No-Till Farmer: Women Landowners Arm for Conservation Push

Dave Campbell, of Maple Park, IL, was featured in the Organic Broadcaster: Organic Farmer of the Year combines farming, research, and teaching

John Norwood of West Des Moines, IA was featured in the Des Moines Register: Democrat John Norwood challenges Republican incumbent Mike Naig in race for Iowa agriculture secretary

Ruth McCabe of State Center, IA, was featured:

Kathy Dice and Tom Wahl of Wapello, IA, were featured in a video by US Nature4Climate: Agroforestry

Jean Eells of Websiter City, IA, was featured in a video by Women, Food and Agriculture Network: Field Notes: Dr Eells and Land Restoration
PFI in the News
Practical Farmers of Iowa was mentioned in Morning Ag Clips: Healthier soils, resilient crops, cleaner water

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