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NEWS
The Savings Incentive Program is a two-year program that pairs beginning and aspiring farmers with experienced farmer mentors; provides targeted learning and peer networking opportunities; and offers business planning support and guidance.

Over the next two years, members of this class will focus on business planning, building their network and investing capital as they start their farming journey.
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.

EVENTS
Edge-of-field practices like saturated buffers, constructed wetlands and bioreactors can improve water quality by treating agricultural drainage flowing through tile lines. In this pop-up farminar, hear from Chris Platner, a farmer in Linn County, Iowa, about his partnership with the Indian Creek Soil Health Partnership and why he decided to install a bioreactor on his farm.

Emery Davis, the soil health coordinator for Linn County, will discuss the specific merits of edge-of-field practices, along with technical and financial assistance opportunities available to farmers and landowners interested in installing a bioreactor or other conservation method on their farm.
Attend weekly meet-ups to learn from others and share your spring field crop management expertise. Discussion topics will vary from week to week, but may include: cover crops, small grains, legume cover crops, herbicide or tillage termination, organic cover crops, grazing cover crops, summer silage, nitrogen placement, manure application and how these aspects affect corn or soybean production.

Farmers, bring your thoughts and questions; we’ll work together to try to address as many as we can. For those with cows that are calving, wear your headset in the barn and dial in to join us – no need to be in front of the computer!
UPCOMING EVENTS
March 31: Farminar - Bioreactors & Saturated Buffers
7-8 p.m. | Online

6:30-8 p.m. | Online
6:30-8 p.m. | Online
IN THE NEWS
Members in the News
Mitchell Hora of Brighton, IA and Tim Sieren of Keota, IA, were featured in Successful Farming: Stretch rows accommodate corn and cover crops

Maggie McQuown and Steve Turman of Red Oak, IA, were featured in the Atlantic News-Telegraph: Resilient Farms - Producer Takes Winding Road Back To Farm
PFI in the News
Sarah Carlson, PFI's strategic initiatives manager, was featured in KMALand: Practical Farmers of Iowa partnering with Smithfield for cost-share program

Practical Farmers of Iowa was mentioned in Food Business News: Partnerships, profitable crop rotations boost regenerative agriculture
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.