General sessions are webinar-style sessions with a presentation by one or several speakers or panelists. Q&A will be facilitated through a chat box, similar to PFI’s farminars. All general sessions will be recorded and available on the platform for later viewing.
Spanish Interpretation / Interpretación en español
In addition to two sessions presented bilingually, a selection of sessions will be offered with Spanish interpretation.
Además de dos sesiones presentadas en un forma bilingüe, se ofrecerá una selección de sesiones con interpretación en español.
During farmer-to-farmer conversations, two farmers will spend 40 minutes conversing together on selected topics or shared experiences, and then take questions from the audience via the chat box. This format is similar to a podcast, but with the benefit of a video component and live Q&A.
Roundtables are facilitated conversations on a specified topic, where attendees are able to interact with one another in a live video meeting. Rooms are capped at 30 participants to allow for deeper attendee engagement. Depending on content and structure, some roundtables will be recorded for later viewing, others will not.
As the name suggests, lightning talks are short, focused and hopefully exciting to watch. We know many farmers are evaluating new practices or have figured out a process that would be useful to share with others. Each lightning talk round will feature six talks, each 8 minutes long, prepared and presented by farmers.
PFI is excited to offer Saturday morning sessions tailored to PFI’s younger audience. Sessions for younger children will be led by Blue Morningsnow, known as “Miss Blue” in her role as lead preschool teacher and director of Prairie Flower Children’s Center in Ames, Iowa. Sessions for older youth and teens will feature a virtual show-and-tell of independent, on-farm 4-H and National FFA Organization projects.