Equipping farmers to build resilient farms and communities.
We continue to be amazed at the response we received in July for funding our Savings Incentive Program. Thanks to your generous donations, we surpassed our goal and raised $25,622.39!

Thank you for supporting PFI's beginning farmers!
From the summer magazine:
Join Steve Gabriel for a six-week course on silvopasturing. Learn best principles and practices, and discuss strategies to convert woodlands to silvopasture and plant trees successfully in pasture.

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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: Rob Faux
August 10 | 12:30-1:05 p.m.

Hosted by: A.J. and Kellie Blair
August 11 | 1-2 p.m.

Hosted by: Jeff Pudenz
August 11 | 5-5:30 p.m.

Hosted by: Jim & Kathy Moseley
August 13 | 11:30-1 p.m.
*Postponed* - Aug. 10: Virtual Field Day - Integrating Cover Crops & Vegetables
12:30-1:05 p.m. | Online

Aug. 11: Virtual Field Day - Food-Grade Oats
1-2 p.m. | Online

Aug. 11: Virtual Field Day - Long-Term Habitat Management
5-5:30 p.m. | Online
Aug. 13: Virtual Field Day - Wheat for Soil Health
11:30-1 p.m. | Online

Aug. 20: Virtual Meet-Up - Beginning Farmer
6:30-7:30 p.m. | Online
Members in the News
Kim Andersen of Brighton was featured in the Southeast Iowa Union: Blueberry picking a hot commodity during COVID-19

Kamyar Enshayan of Cedar Falls wrote an op-ed that was featured in The Gazette: Raising the issue of 'food system brutality' in Iowa - Plan and invest in a just food system

Mitchell Hora of Brighton, Steve Berger of Wellman and George Schaefer of Kalona were featured in The News: Cover Cropping: A Locally Grown Innovation

Ann Wolf of Des Moines was featured on Center for Rural Affairs' blog: Woman landowner leads in building climate resiliency

Lisa Schulte Moore of Ames was featured in The Gazette: Iowa State University professor working to turn manure into fuel with $10 million grant
PFI in the News
Sally Worley, PFI's executive director, was featured on KGLO News: Free workshops aim to connect beginning farmers with retiring farmers 
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.