Equipping farmers to build resilient farms and communities.
"Livestock on the Land," Practical Farmers' full-length film, tied for "Best of the Fest" in the feature film category at the 12th annual Oneota Film Festival, which took place in Decorah, Iowa, March 3-6, 2022.

Following the event, festival members voted on best-of-the-fest films in five categories. Thank you to all of our PFI members who supported this film and helped make it a success!
Practical Farmers of Iowa is seeking a diligent, respectful and passionate person to serve as a finance director.

An active participant in setting PFI’s
overall financial strategy, the finance director will lead all financial administration, budgeting, financial
reporting, fiscal grant management and financial policies and controls maintenance.

Are you looking to get paid, on-the-job training with experienced farmers in Iowa?

The Labor4Learning program is designed for beginning farmers seeking employment and additional training in farm management and production skills.

Thank you to all who joined our farminar on Tuesday evening, hosted by Kayla Bergman and Kalee Olson of the Center for Rural Affairs.

In this farminar, Kalee and Kayla shared resources and strategies to help set producers and landowners up for success when using conservation programs.
April 5 | 7-8:30 p.m.

Join farmer Rob Faux to learn more about pesticide drift. Learn from Rob’s firsthand experience about how to identify and respond to a drift incident.

Hear about what actions you should take in the short- and long-term to protect yourself, your family and your farms.
Tired of receiving yearly membership renewal letters from PFI? Save time and paper by signing up to auto-renew your membership!

Here's how to sign up:

  • Click here to log into your account (this portal works regardless of whether your membership has expired)
  • Click “Renew Now” to renew your membership
  • Once you’ve chosen a membership level, check the box that reads “Please set my membership to automatically renew annually”

That’s it! If you have questions, please contact Debra Boekholder or Emma Liddle at (515) 232-5661, or email debra@practicalfarmers.org.
Members in the News
John Wesselius of Sioux Center, IA, was featured in the DonnaLonna Kitchen Podcast: CSA deliveries, Berkshire Pigs & Four Season Growing in Hoop Houses With John Wesselius

Andrea Rissing of Atlanta, GA, was featured in Morning Ag Clips: Data-driven study digs into the state of U.S. farm livelihoods

Dave and Mary Campbell of Maple Park, IL were featured in a story on MOSES' website, written by Ben Hagenbuch of Utica, IL: MOSES Organic Farmer of the Year

Keith and Barb Sexton, Brent Sexton and James and Paige Hepp, all of Rockwell City, IA, were featured in Wells Ag Supply: Off-farm experience offers insight to farm success 

Jordan and Whitney Clasen of Johnston, IA, Suzan Erem of West Branch, IA, Kiara Fish of Waukee, IA, and Cornelia Flora of Ames, IA, were featured in Ames Tribune: Sustainable Iowa Land Trust launches plan to protect land, increase local food production

Wendy Johnson and John Rafkin of Charles City, IA and Hannah Bernhardt and Jason Misik of Finlayson, MN were featured on PRNewswire: Food Animal Concerns Trust (FACT) Announces New Fund-a-Farmer Grant Winners

Tom Kasper of Ames, IA, was mentioned in American Agriculturist: Seedling disease can hamper planted-green corn

Jean Eells of Webster City, IA, and Maggie Norton, PFI's farmer outreach coordinator based in Ames, IA, were mentioned in Fruit Growers News: Guide on virtual engagement for women in ag now available
PFI in the News
Practical Farmers of Iowa was mentioned in Agri-View: Cover-crop motivations, challenges tabulated
Have you been featured in the media? Tell us when and where to find a link to the article, and we'll feature you in a future issue of Practical News.