Equipping farmers to build resilient farms and communities.
For our 2021 virtual annual conference, "Coming Home," we have created a beautiful custom T-shirt that captures the theme of the event.
Those who register for the conference by Sunday, Dec. 20 – and also either join PFI or renew their membership, or include a donation of $50 or more – will receive a special conference package in the mail that includes this T-shirt and a custom notebook, along with other gifts.
Home is different for each of us. Over the past two centuries as our economy has become more industrial, people have increasingly called urban and suburban areas home. Yet while rural areas are often portrayed as dying, there are glimmers of hope and a shifting tide for the rural U.S.
Bestselling author and journalist Sarah Smarsh, who grew up on a rural Kansas farm, will share stories of people who are coming – or choosing to stay – home in rural places and small towns. She will reflect on ingenuities and the struggles people face in their commitment to making a good life for themselves and their communities.