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Cereal rye cover crops are starting to look picturesque after some spring-like weather. Our research and field crops director, Stefan Gailans, asked members of our cover crop email discussion list to share pictures of how their cover crop fields are doing.

Central Illinois farmer Jim Hild shared this photo of his rye stand drilled on Sept. 25 with a John Deere 750 drill. Jim will spray once it's dry enough and plant soybeans in this field.

Share your photos with us! Over the coming weeks, we'd love to feature YOUR farm or friend-of-farmer photos in "Practical News." Reply to this email and attach your images, or contact jason@practicalfarmers.org.

Cover crop cost-share: Are you curious to try cover crops or expand your cover crop acres? Our 2020 cover crop cost-share program is now open! Learn more and check your eligibility here.
New research on spring seeding cover crops from PFI's Cooperators' Program
Russ Kremer is a longtime advocate for sustainable and regenerative agriculture and its benefits for rural economies.

Watch Russ discuss his journey developing relationship marketing and the value of regenerative agriculture.
Watch a virtual farm tour with southeast Iowa cover croppers Mike and Mark Jackson.

Learn how and why they use cover crops and see some of the machinery they use to get it done.

Our new next generation coordinator is a familiar face
PFI's own Celize Christy is our new next generation coordinator. Celize was our swine and poultry coordinator for the past two years.

We are excited to have Celize working with our next generation team to continue momentum on our Latino outreach project, Labor4Learning and much more.
We are hiring a part-time office assistant to join our membership team and a strategic initiatives coordinator for the strategic initiatives team.

M ore news from PFI
Facilitated by financial planners from Syverson Strege, these workshops will discuss retirement planning and implementation strategies and will lay out a roadmap to retirement as part of a larger farm transfer or estate plan.
April 1: Workshop - Farm Retirement
10 a.m. | Online
April 9: Workshop - Farm Retirement
10 a.m. | Online
April 1: Workshop - Farm Retirement
10 a.m. | Online
April 9: Workshop - Farm Retirement
10 a.m. | Online
Members in the News
Mary Swander of Kalona was featured in The Des Moines Register: With coronavirus spreading, neighbor worries her Amish neighbors 'wouldn't know'
PFI in the News
Practical Farmers of Iowa was mentioned in the Conservation Finance Network: The State of Regenerative Agriculture: Growing With Room to Grow More

Sally Worley, PFI's executive director, was quoted in The Des Moines Register: Downtown Farmers' Market postpones opening day due to coronavirus concerns

Practical Farmers of Iowa was mentioned in Iowa Ag Connection: Conservation Best Practices Manual Free Download
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.