Equipping farmers to build resilient farms and communities.
Adam Ledvina’s goats crowd eagerly around him to enjoy some affection and treats on his farm near Chelsea, Iowa, in mid-September.
Lightning is powerful, focused, illuminating and over quickly. During the 2021 PFI annual conference, we are introducing lightning talks to our session offerings!

As the name suggests, lightning talks are short, focused and, hopefully, exciting to watch! We know many of you are evaluating new practices or have figured out a process that would be cool to share with others. And we know some of you don’t want to talk for an hour. How about 8 minutes?

If you’d like to deliver a lightning talk during the conference, we want to hear from you! Please let us know using this linked form, and we’ll follow up.
From the autumn magazine
Practical Farmers of Iowa is seeking an outgoing and dedicated professional to join our staff as horticulture coordinator.
This full-time position is based in our Ames, Iowa, office and will work with PFI staff, farmers and members to design, coordinate and execute farmer-led educational events, and will serve as the primary relationship- and network-builder for horticulture crop farmers in the PFI community.

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

No events upcoming in the next two weeks, check our events calendar for upcoming friend of PFI events.
Members in the News
Aaron Lehman of Polk City, Paul Mugge of Sutherland and Gary Huber of Ames were featured in The Des Moines Register: Iowa farming gets greener as demand for organic crops, produce, milk, meat and eggs grows, USDA report shows
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.