Equipping farmers to build resilient farms and communities.
Attendees from Laura Krouse's field day on Sunday view the newly built high tunnel at Abbe Hills Farm in Mt. Vernon.

Laura shared the trials and tribulations of a disappointing year for her fall crops and discussed how she obtained cost-share through the Natural Resources Conservation Service’s Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) to help fund this new project.
Most farmers are no strangers to monitoring the agronomics of the farm. But what about measuring the impacts of conservation?

Recent years have seen an influx of tools and aides designed to help farmers monitor the effects of their conservation actions, but questions still remain about why, when and how to measure the impacts of on-farm conservation.
Practical Farmers offers a welcoming environment where constructive conversations are abundant, as farmers and non-farmers explore ways to improve Iowa farms.

PFI members are openly talking about the good and the bad of their operations, along with what they want to improve moving forward.
Nov. 10: Field Day - Urban Farming
1-3 p.m. | Des Moines
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