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Jan Libbey and Tim Landgraf, lifetime members of Practical Farmers of Iowa from Kanawha, Iowa, are recipients of PFI's 2022 Sustainable Agriculture Achievement Award.

Over the years, Jan and Tim have raised a wide array of local foods including fruits, vegetables and poultry. Throughout their years farming, Jan and Tim have invested in substantial habitat and conservation on their land.

Jan and Tim have been extremely active in Practical Farmers of Iowa and many other agricultural organizations.

The award will be presented tonight, Jan. 21, at 5:30 p.m. during PFI's 2022 annual conference, "Facing the Horizon."

Unable to attend in person? View a free livestream of the presentation (and the keynote address afterwards).
At the conference? Use #PFI22 to share your experience
If you're attending the PFI 2022 annual conference "Facing the Horizon," we'd love for you to share your experience with us on social media.

Use our conference hashtag, #PFI22, throughout the event and tag us in your posts.
Don't worry if you can't attend the annual conference in person.

We are streaming select sessions live from Benton Auditorium to our YouTube channel for you to watch (for free) from the comfort of home.

Farmers in Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska and Wisconsin may earn up to $30 per acre in 2022 for growing a small-grain crop with a legume cover crop and reducing nitrogen fertilizer on corn that follows your small grain in rotation.

Acres must be conventional or in transition to organic (certified organic acres are ineligible).

Acres may be able to overlap with EQIP or private carbon programs. Please inquire to see if you are eligible.

Are you looking to get paid, on-the-job training with experienced farmers in Iowa?

The Labor4Learning program is designed for beginning farmers seeking employment and additional training in farm management and production skills.

Practical Farmers of Iowa “trainer” farmers will be hiring during the next couple of months for the upcoming growing season. Browse the list for training opportunities near you!
Thank you to everyone you tuned in to our farminar, "High-Producing Organic No-Till," on Tuesday.

Brett Israel shared highlights of the successes and challenges 3Gen Organics has experienced on its path to reducing tillage in an organic farm system.

Feb. 7 | Cedar Rapids, Iowa

The Beginning Farmer Summit was designed with tailored tracks to support each phase of farming.

Beginning farmers with one to five years of experience operating their own farm will discover ways to make decisions based on their current farming operations. Sessions and networking will offer ways to improve their marketing and finances.
March 1 | Lincoln, Nebraska

This regional conference brings together farmers, supply chain buyers and researchers to share their expertise on successful farming with small grains in extended rotations.

Members in the News
Jeff Olson of Winfield, IA, and Scott Ausborn of Ida Grove, IA, were featured in Iowa Farmer Today: Farmers dig into details of organic transition
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.