Equipping farmers to build resilient farms and communities.
The Winter 2021-2022 magazine is now available online!

"Farming for the Future" tells the story of Coon River Farms and the Smith family's journey into farming, their efforts to continually improve, how they've used results of on-farm research and their focus on the local community.

Learn how to introduce wildlife habitat on your farm at our 2022 annual conference
Do you want to incorporate more conversation efforts on your farm but don't know where to begin? Do you want to learn how to provide more habitat for pollinators? Learn all of this, and more, in the habitat-related sessions at our 2022 annual conference.
We are now offering a new email newsletter, "The Monthly Feedstuff," focused on all things livestock.

By signing up, you'll receive monthly updates on all the latest PFI resources, research reports and events relating to livestock.

Feb. 7 | Cedar Rapids, IA | 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m.

Getting started in farming can be hard, but the right support and network can boost your chance of success.

Join us at the Beginning Farmer Summit to gain knowledge at your level and connect with other beginning farmers.

Feb. 11 | Ames, IA | 8:30 a.m.- 4 p.m.

Focused on commercial-scale apple production, this workshop will explore keys to successful organic apple production in the Midwest, as well as strategies conventional orchards use to reduce use of pesticides and fungicides over the life of their trees. 

Registration is open for our 2022 small grains conference
March 1 | Lincoln, NE | Nebraska Innovation Campus

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

Jan. 18: Farminar - "High-Producing Organic No-Till" | Online

Jan. 21-22: Annual Conference - "Facing the Horizon" | Ames, IA

Feb. 7: Conference - Beginning Farmer Summit | Cedar Rapids, IA

Feb. 11: Workshop - Commercial Apple Growers Workshop | Ames, IA
Members in the News
Hannah Breckbill and Emily Fagan, both of Decorah, IA, were featured Modern Farmer: The Queer Farmers Reimagining American Agriculture

Jack and Marion Boyer of Reinbeck, IA, were featured in Successful Farming: Adopting no-till and cover crops builds soil organic matter and shaves costs

Michelle Kenyon of Mechanicsville, IA, was featured in The Gazette: Iowa local food programs, specialty crops get $300,000 in federal grants from state
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.