Equipping farmers to build resilient farms and communities.
Our photos of the week come from Mel Konrad of Cumming, Iowa. After watching Tom Wind's field day on working with neighbors to integrate livestock, Mel was flying near Jefferson and felt inclined to find Tom's farm from his plane.

Click either photo to enlarge. See if you can spot the where the laying flock has been and where the cows are now.
Field day guide arriving in mailboxes shortly
If you're familiar with PFI, you probably know about our annual printed field day guide. With our season going virtual this year, you might have been wondering whether we still planned to print copies of the guide.

The answer is yes! If you're a PFI member, the guide will be mailed to you automatically, and should be arriving in your mailbox soon. (If you're not a member, join today!)

Rifle through more than 60 PFI events and several friend-of-PFI events.

While you wait for the field day guide to arrive, check out the PDF version of the guide.
Three virtual field days next week
Check out our full slate of 2020 field days. Details and registration are now available.

This week, the "Botany Beginners" course continues with part three; Jon Bakehouse and Sam Bennett present their Cooperators' Program trial results; and Eric Hoien will present on managing prairie strips.
Hosted by: Laura Jackson
June 17 | 6-7 p.m.

Hosted by: Jon Bakehouse & Sam Bennett
June 17 | 7:30-8:30 p.m.

Hosted by: Eric Hoien
June 18 | 3-3:30 p.m.
Take a quick break from farm work throughout the summer to virtually gather and socialize with other beginning and aspiring farmers.

Our purpose is to create a supportive upbeat space for farmers to share and connect during these times of uncertainty. Build your farming network and learn from others who have similar (or different!) farm ventures than you.

June 17: Virtual Field Day - Botany Beginners Pt. 3
6-7 p.m. | Online

June 17: Virtual Field Day - Termination Dates Rye
7:30-8:30 p.m. | Online

June 18: Virtual Social - Beginning Farmer
1-2 p.m. | Online

June 18: Virtual Field Day - Prairie Strips & Conservation
3-3:30 p.m. | Online

June 24: Virtual Field Day - Fruits & Nuts - Honeyberry
12:30-1:05 p.m. | Online
June 24: Virtual Field Day - No-Till Oats & Rye
1:30-2:30 p.m. | Online

June 24: Virtual Field Day - Botany Beginners Pt. 4
6-7 p.m. | Online

June 25: Virtual Field Day - Garlic Production Pt. 2
12:30-1:05 p.m. | Online

June 25: Virtual Field Day - Organic Weed Control
7:30-8:30 p.m. | Online

June 26: Virtual Field Day - Interseeding Cover Crop for Grazing
12:15-12:45 p.m. | Online
We want to hear your farm’s stories of resilience in the face of COVID-19. How are you adapting on your farm? What changes have you made? How has your community rallied to support your farm business?

Use the hashtag #practicalresilience to share your stories of resilience and we’ll showcase them on our social media channels and in future issues of “Practical News.” 
Members in the News
Laura Jackson of Cedar Falls and Jorgen Rose of Bondurant were featured on KNIA-KLRS: IN DEPTH: Native Iowa Plants
PFI in the News
Sarah Carlson, PFI's strategic initiatives director, was featured in Wallaces Farmer: Manual can help jump-start conservation on your farm
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.