Equipping farmers to build resilient farms and communities.
Congratulations to PFI members Kayla Koether, Seth Watkins, Ryan Marquadt and Wendy Johnson who have been appointed by U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack to serve on Iowa’s five-member USDA Farm Service Agency state committee!

Wendy, who is also a PFI board member, will be the committee's chair.

PFI looks forward to seeing these members help farmers, and those who aspire to farm, be successful.

If you want to strengthen your farm business, this one's for you.

Participants will have access to in-depth consultations with experts, including a farm business assessment.

The application deadline is Monday, March 28. Apply now!
Thank you to all who joined our farminar on Tuesday evening, hosted by Hannah Bernhardt of Medicine Creek Farms.

In this farminar, Hannah shared how she's grown her business by direct-marketing her products 100% online.
March 29 | 7-8:30 p.m.

Working lands conservation programs can be powerful tools in conservation. However, they can be challenging to access and confusing to use.

Join Kalee Olson and Kayla Bergman from the Center for Rural Affairs to learn more about new resources and potential strategies that will help set producers and landowners up for success.

PFI’s email discussion groups are bustling with activity! Members have been sharing advice, tools and resources, and local policy updates.

Email discussion group access is a PFI member benefit. If you're a lapsed member, we'll be reaching out to ask you to renew by March 31 so you can stay in the discussion.

If you are unsure of your membership expiration date —or want to join PFI or renew — please call our office at (515) 232-5661 or log in to your account online.
Members in the News
Jack Boyer, of Reinbeck, IA, was featured in the Furrow Magazine: Nitrogen By Nature

Kayla Koether of Decorah, IA, Wendy Johnson of Charles City, IA, Ryan Marquadt of Van Meter, IA, and Seth Watkins of Clarinda, IA were featured in a news release from the USDA Farm Service Agency: USDA Names Appointees to the Iowa Farm Service Agency State Committee

Lee Tesdell of Slater, IA, was featured on Center for Rural Affairs' blog: With Iowa Solar Tax Credit Expired, Focus Shifts to Payment Backlog

Ben Hoksch of Ames, IA, was featured in Iowa Public Radio: Maple syrup producers in the lower Midwest tap into small, local markets

Jon Bakehouse of Hastings, IA, was featured in the New York Times: Ukraine War Threatens to Cause a Global Food Crisis

Jenn and Adam O'Neal of Winterset, IA, were featured on We Are Iowa: Cleanup underway at 20-acre flower farm in Winterset
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.