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Support for these farmers is vital to grow our food, steward our land and keep our rural communities vibrant.

Our Savings Incentive Program has helped 123 beginning farmers acquire these skills and launch healthy farm businesses.

Please consider donating to this important program today to help this next generation of farmers invest in their businesses.

On behalf of all of us at Practical Farmers, thank you for being a part of our community. We wish you and your family health, safety and happiness – and we want you to know that, together, we can build resilient farms and communities.
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Check out our full slate of 2020 field days. Details and registration are now available.

Missed a virtual field day that you wanted to attend? There are a few ways to watch recordings:

Hosted by: Bill Borrenpohl
July 13 | 2-2:30 p.m.

Hosted by: Dale Nimrod
July 14 | 4-5:30 p.m.

Presented by: Morgan Troendle, Mollie Aronowitz, Brent Larson
July 17 | 3-4 p.m.
July 14 | 7-8:30 p.m.
Presented by: Matt LeRoux

COVID-19 has created a challenging situation for conventional livestock markets and processors. At the same time, farms have a unique opportunity to market meat directly to consumers.

This farminar aims to equip farmers with clear and simple steps to start making bulk meat sales, such as quarters, halves and mixed-cut bundles. Learn from agriculture marketing consultant Matt LeRoux how to better understand consumer purchasing habits, meat pricing, product bundling and how to reach consumers.
July 16 | 6:30-7:30 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.

July 13: Virtual Field Day - Pasture Watering Systems
2-2:30 p.m. | Online

July 14: Virtual Field Day - Making Land Affordable
4-5:30 p.m. | Online

July 14: Farminar - Bulk Meat Sales
7-8:30 p.m. | Online

Noon-1 p.m. | Online

July 16: Virtual Meet-Up - Beginning Farmer
6:30-7:30 p.m. | Online
July 17: Virtual Field Day - Farm Manager Panel
3-4 p.m. | Online

July 20: Virtual Field Day - Cover Crops & Vegetables
12:30-1:05 p.m. | Online

July 20: Virtual Field Day - Laying Hens
2-2:30 p.m. | Online

23 de Julio: Día de Campo Virtual - Producción Avícola
12:15-1 p.m. | En línea
Members in the News
Hannah Breckbill and Emily Fagan of Decorah were featured in National Farmers Union's blog: LGBTQ+ Farmers Work to Build Queer-Inclusive Rural Communities

Dustin Potter of Council Bluffs was featured in the Atlantic News-Telegraph: Produce in the Park - Gardening Is a Work of Heart

Brian, Nancy and Natasha Wilson of West Chester were featured in Southeast Iowa Union: All in the Family

Omar de Kok-Mercado of Pilot Mound and Lee Tesdell of Slater were featured in Wallaces Farmer: Conserve your farmland with prairie strips
PFI in the News
Practical Farmers of Iowa was mentioned in Wallaces Farmer: Guide on cover crop cost-share programs in Iowa offered

Maggie Norton, PFI's farmer outreach coordinator, was featured in Farm News: Going virtual
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