Equipping farmers to build resilient farms and communities.
PFI signs are getting planted across the state! Here, Susan and Rich Young pose with their sign on state Route 1. The Youngs own and operate Lucky Star Farm, located on a 20-acre stretch of land on the outskirts of Iowa City, Iowa.
From the spring magazine:
Cooperators Dave and Meg Schmidt of Exira, Iowa, wondered if grazing their CRP land would increase soil health.

They grazed a portion of their CRP with cattle for two weeks in Aug. 2018 and then monitored soil health metrics for three years.

Practical Farmers' staff have an exciting plan in place for this year's summer events-- including both in-person and virtual formats.

With this comes quality opportunities for organizations to gain visibility with thousands of farmers across our print and virtual promotional materials.

We rely on this financial support to continue providing high-quality farmer-led programming.
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.

Do you want to support your local farmers and local communities, plus have access to amazingly fresh, flavorful, nutritious food? Check out our newly updated local foods directory! We currently have 115 farms listed, plus eight organizations that offer local foods and products. Check out the substantial list, with links and information that connect you directly to farmers.

Don't see your farm listed but want to be included? Please fill out and submit this form to be added. (You must be a member of PFI to be listed.)
We have no upcoming events at this time. In the meantime, fill out this form to show your interest in our summer "Catching Up" events.
Members in the News
Jon Bakehouse of Hastings, Iowa, was featured on KMTV CBS 3 - Omaha News Now: Iowa farmers' efforts to protect Mother Nature

Emily Fagan and Hannah Breckbill of Decorah, Iowa, were featured in Yes Magazine: The Queer-Led Groups Modeling a New Form of Land Access

Will Cannon of Prairie City, Iowa, was featured on We Are Iowa: Efforts being made to improve water quality of Raccoon River

Lisa Schulte Moore of Ames, Iowa, authored an article that was published in The Conversation: Climate-friendly farming strategies can improve the land and generate income for farmers

Adam Ledvina of Chelsea, Iowa, was featured in Tama-Toledo News Chronicle: Frigid February brings challenges to farmers
PFI in the News
Stefan Gailans, research and field crops director for Practical Farmers of Iowa, was featured in Scienceline: Why aren’t more US farmers using sustainable practices?
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.