Equipping farmers to build resilient farms and communities.
The Spring 2022 issue of the Practical Farmer is at the printer and will soon reach members' mailboxes.

On the cover, Phrakhounmany “Air” Philavanh leads a group of Muscovy ducks across his farm in Milo, Iowa. He is one of five PFI farmers who share stories in this issue first delivered live during our 2022 annual conference of their experiences of water’s healing, harrowing and humorous potential.

Other stories this issue profile Jan Libbey and Tim Landgraf, recipients of PFI's 2022 Sustainable Agriculture Achievement Award; explore how a farmland manager is working with her tenants to add cover crops; present a former vegetable farmer's take on the stark findings of a Pasa Sustainable Agriculture report on vegetable farm finances; and more.

The digital issue will be available online soon.
Work with the PFI team and agricultural stakeholders across the Midwest to create more resilient farming systems.

PFI is currently hiring for two positions, finance director and habitat education coordinator. Apply today!
Farmer-led field days are the foundation for how PFI fulfills its mission of equipping farmers to build resilient farms and communities, and we’re excited to be back to our regular in-person format.

Your sponsorship support is critical for us to continue providing high-quality farmer-led learning events.

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.

Over the past few years, more farmers have added small grains to their farms, and interest in these crops and how to integrate them remains high. At PFI, we’ve been trying to help farmers with that process. 

Starting with the first episode, “Small Grains: A Revival,” you can learn more about small grains, from the benefits of adding diversity to your crop rotations to growing, harvesting and marketing the crops.
**There are no upcoming PFI events at this time. We encourage you to check our events calendar for non-PFI events, and watch for more details on our 2022 field day season, coming to you later this spring.** 
Grow healthier crops profitably. Grow your farming business. Grow your network of supporters and collaborators. Grow your local community. Grow the PFI community so we can have a bigger impact on agriculture in the Midwest and beyond.

Join Practical Farmers of Iowa today, or consider giving the gift of a PFI membership.
Members in the News
Kellie Blair of Dayton, IA, was featured on the podcast Around Farm Progress: Looking ahead to a circular future

Lisa Schulte Moore of Ames, IA, and Omar de Kok-Mercado of Pilot Mound, IA, were featured on Iowa State University's website: Innovation at Work: Breaking ground on next-generation agricultural markets
PFI in the News
Practical Farmers of Iowa was mentioned in The Storm Lake Times Pilot: How little we have done in Iowa
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.

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