Equipping farmers to build resilient farms and communities.
Get to know the 2023 Savings Incentive Program (SIP) participants!

SIP is a two-year program that pairs beginning and aspiring farmers with experienced farmer mentors.

This year, we are welcoming nine farmers from across Iowa. They come with a variety of farm businesses, ranging from vegetables to direct-marketed meat and wool. Three farmers are joining from the Global Greens Incubator Farm program run by Lutheran Services in Iowa.
Our 2021 annual report is now available online and is on its way to members' mailboxes.

Inside, you'll read about PFI's involvement in farmer-led education, on-farm research, cost-share and more.

Our annual report is an easy-to-read snapshot of our work, reach and activities from 2021, including stories about our members, updates on our programs, financial information and more.
The content assistant will use social media, e-newsletters and PFI’s website to build and engage with the Practical Farmers network on a daily basis.

An integral part of the communications and marketing department, this person will join a hard-working, curious and adaptable team whose goal is to expand Practical Farmers’ reach and drive the food and farming narrative.

Amos Johnson joined Practical Farmers of Iowa as the livestock education coordinator in May 2022.

He engages with farmers to create livestock-focused farmer-led events, writes for PFI’s various publications and works to connect livestock producers with the educational resources they need.

Join us for a screening of our feature-length film, "Livestock on the Land," on Saturday, May 21 from 7:30-10 p.m. in Harlan, Iowa.

The film goes beyond the science to show how livestock are central threads connecting people, diversifying farms, protecting soil and water and anchoring rural communities.

Stay tuned for the release of our 2022 field day schedule!
Members in the News
Jordan and Whitney Clasen of Earlham, IA, were featured in Iowa Farmer Today: Personal touch key to social media success

Rick Cruse of Ames, IA, and Lee Burras of Ames, IA, were featured in Iowa Farmer Today: Farming practices vary across Iowa soil types

Jenn and Adam O'Neal of Winterset, IA, were featured on KCCI: Flowers bloom again at PepperHarrow Farm after tornado outbreak

Hannah Bernhardt of Finlayson, MN, was featured in the Star Tribune: Minnesota beef growers split on proposed federal rules on slaughterhouses

Hannah Breckbill of Decorah, IA, was featured on the AgArts from Horse and Buggy Land podcast: Two Beginning Farmers

Kate Solko of Ames, IA, was featured on the DonnaLonna Kitchen Podcast: 011: Eating Wild Greens, Motherwort & Farmers Market Season Approaches

Linda and Jason Wattonville of Alleman, IA, were featured in the Des Moines Register: As Ankeny's growth surges north, could rural Polk County homeowners stand in the way?
PFI in the News
Practical Farmers of Iowa was mentioned in Iowa Farmer Today: IFT reporter reflects on 30 years covering agriculture policy

Lydia English, field crops viability manager for PFI, was featured in High Plains Journal: Soil health and its discontents
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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