Equipping farmers to build resilient farms and communities.
Hannah Grosspietsch (right) and Phoebe Eichhorst (left) are finishing up their AmeriCorps terms with us this week.

From planning the first youth session at the conference to assisting at field days and more, Phoebe and Hannah have been instrumental to PFI over the past year.

Learn more about their time working with PFI – and other fun tidbits – in this Q&A. Thank you Phoebe and Hannah and best of luck in your future endeavors!
In storm's wake, PFI is here for you let us know how you're doing
On Monday, a rare and unusually powerful windstorm known as a derecho swept across the Midwest, causing widespread power outages; extensive damage to trees, power lines, crop fields, livestock, homes and buildings; and at least four deaths, as it traversed six states and more than 700 miles.

In Iowa, millions of acres of crops were damaged as hurricane-force winds gusted to 100 mph in some places. From flattened corn fields and specialty crops, to crumpled grain bins and high tunnels, to livestock injuries and death, the livelihoods of countless Iowa farmers have been affected.

As you work to clean up and recover from the devastation, know that you are central in our thoughts. Please reach out to Practical Farmers of Iowa to let us know how you are doing, and what we can do to help.

Power has been restored to our office, along with phones and email. Message us on our Facebook page, call our office at (515) 232-5661 (we check messages regularly) or email sally@practicalfarmers.org.
From the summer magazine:
Join Steve Gabriel for a six-week course on silvopasturing. Learn best principles and practices, and discuss strategies to convert woodlands to silvopasture and plant trees successfully in pasture.

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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:

There are no virtual field days next week, but plenty more to come! Use this time to catch up on recordings of virtual field days you may have missed.
Aug. 24: Virtual Field Day - Covers for Poultry
12:30-1:05 p.m. | Online

Aug. 27: Virtual Meet-Up - Beginning Farmer
6:30-7:30 p.m. | Online
Aug. 29: Virtual Field Day - Edge-of-Field Conservation
5-5:30 p.m. | Online
Members in the News
Kellie Blair of Dayton was featured in the Sioux City Journal: Iowa ag offers solutions to many of world's challenges
PFI in the News
Practical Farmers of Iowa was mentioned in an article on the Buena Vista University website: BVU Graduate Plays Key Role in Unilever Sustainability Efforts
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.