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The summer magazine is on its way to mailboxes and the digital version is arriving soon. On the cover for this issue are Tom and Maren Beard of Luna Valley Farm who are among the local-food farmers who quickly adapted their business to serve more local customers as COVID-19 disrupted food supply chains.

In this issue, read about:
  • Farmers Take COVID-19 Precautions
  • Finding Value in Habitat
  • Rising to a Local Foods Challenge
  • And more!
NEWS
Practical Farmers is partnering with Farm Aid and Iowa Farmers Union to provide a limited amount of one-time $500 emergency relief payments to farm families.

Awards are intended as emergency relief for farmers and their families. Use of the funds is restricted to household expenses, such as groceries, home utilities, medical bills, counseling or other household expenses not directly related to the commercial operation of the farm or ranch.

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis and reviewed weekly until funds run out. Learn more and apply here.
We've discounted several Practical Farmers of Iowa shirts to 40% off in our online store – that's just $9 a shirt!

Supplies are going fast! Get a discounted PFI shirt while you can.

UPCOMING EVENTS
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Check out our full slate of 2020 field days. Details and registration are now available.

Missed a virtual field day that you wanted to attend? There are a few ways to watch recordings:

Hosted by: Adam Ledvina
July 27 | 2-2:30 p.m.

Hosted by: Emma & Marcus Johnson
July 28 | 12:30-1:05 p.m.

Hosted by: Jeff Pudenz
July 28 | 5-5:30 p.m.

Hosted by: Eric Hoien
July 31 | 3-4 p.m.
July 27: Virtual Field Day - Goat Paddocks
2-2:30 p.m. | Online

July 28: Virtual Field Day - Cherry Tomatoes
12:30-1:05 p.m. | Online

July 28: Virtual Field Day - Oxbow Habitat
5-5:30 p.m. | Online

July 31: Virtual Field Day - Conservation on Rented Ground
3-4 p.m. | Online

Aug. 4: Next Gen Summit - Farm Succession
2-4 p.m. | Online

Aug. 4: Virtual Field Day - Beaver Habitat
5-5:30 p.m. | Online
Aug. 5: Next Gen Summit - Land Seeker Workshop
5-7 p.m. | Online

Aug. 6: Virtual Field Day - Bison 101
3-4 p.m. | Online

Aug. 7: Virtual Field Day - Small Grain Silage
12:15-1:15 p.m. | Online

Aug. 7: Virtual Field Day - Sheep & Vegetables
12:30-1:05 p.m. | Online

Aug. 7: Next Gen Summit - Farmland Access
5-6 p.m. | Online
IN THE NEWS
Members in the News
Michael Vittetoe of Washington was featured in High Plains Journal: The do’s and don’ts of setting up farm trials: Part 1 

Anna Haskins and Shae Pesek of Coggon were featured in the Telegraph Herald: Something fresh: Delaware County business delivers flowers
(Note: Article is behind a paywall)
PFI in the News
Practical Farmers of Iowa was mentioned on ExploreOkoboji.com: Work continues on The Wallace and Bowers Nature Area
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.