When the seeds for Practical Farmers of Iowa were sown almost 35 years ago, it was in response to the difficult farming conditions of the mid-1980s. A group of farmers – led by my neighbors
Dick and Sharon Thompson of Boone – came together to figure out how to farm in a way that focused on stewardship and profitability.
This grassroots group of farmers formed Practical Farmers of Iowa, which is just as relevant in today’s farming climate as it was 35 years ago. The network that makes up PFI has since expanded to include those who raise row crops, livestock and horticultural crops, as well as non-farmers who want to support our efforts.
This diverse community has grown, but continues to share a sense of curiosity to improve their farm operations and a willingness to share their experiences with others. Please join our exceptional network of farmers and friends of farmers.
Boone County farmer and proud member of Practical Farmers of Iowa