Equipping farmers to build resilient farms and communities.
Rachel and Alec Amundson of Osage, Iowa, operate Green Country Farms raising corn, soybeans and rye. The Amundsons use cover crops, no-till and have been relay cropping since 2018.

In 2021, Alec Amundson, Sam Bennett and Steve Saltzman participated in a Practical Farmers of Iowa on-farm research project that compared how fungicide and neonicotinoid insecticide soybean seed treatments affected soybean plant populations, yield and profitability.

The farmers were curious about the profitability of neonics versus fungicides, and wanted to gather data on their own farms that could help them make the most informed decision for their farms while balancing pollinator and environmental health.

Esperamos reunirnos nuevamente en persona para reunirnos con viejos amigos y hacer nuevos, del 21 al 22 de enero de 2022 en Ames, Iowa. 

Visite nuestro sitio web para leer sobre nuestros planes para las sesiones dirigidas por agricultores en español, nuestro orador principal, la narración de historias de PFI, varias actividades nuevas y para registrarse.

Our conference is the perfect place to get your cover crop questions answered! Join us for sessions on cover crop seeding, equipment and more. Click below for additional details.
Raygun, a Des Moines-based design, printing and clothing store, and Wide Right Natty Lite, a blog focused on Iowa State University athletics, teamed up to create a T-shirt supporting new ISU men's basketball coach T.J. Otzelberger.

Wide Right Natty Lite will offer a portion of the proceeds from the sale of this shirt to Practical Farmers of Iowa.

The information systems manager will help organizational leadership to plan, manage and support information systems and processes.

PFI uses constituent relationship management software, an accounting system, survey platforms, database tools and various other applications to support daily operations and key organizational processes.

Visit our employment page to learn more about the position and how to apply.
Dec. 16-17: Cooperators' Meeting | Ames, IA
Jan. 21-22: Conference - 2022 PFI Annual Conference | Ames, IA
New in 2022, we are excited to work with farmers to increase precision conservation on their farms by helping identify areas that perform poorly and plan ways to convert those areas to habitat. In addition, PFI will start offering dedicated business and market analysis to fruit, vegetable and livestock farmers to identify pain points and opportunities for growth.

Like our other cost-share programs, these new initiatives will provide farmers with important financial and technical assistance. This support lets farmers try new practices that improve their farm’s resiliency while lowering the risks of doing so.

To achieve our ambitious goals, we ask for your financial support. Your donation will directly lead to more profitable, resilient farms on the landscape.
Members in the News
Brandon McHugh of Dunlap, IA, and Michael Vittetoe of Washington, IA, were featured in Iowa Farm Bureau Spokesman: Pushing the cover crop envelope.

Zak Kennedy of Atlantic, IA was featured on KMTV 3 News: How are Supply Chain Issues Impacting Farmers?

AJ & Kellie Blair of Dayton, IA, were featured in Progressive Farmer: America's Best Young Farmers and Ranchers

Tom Pyfferoen of Pine Island, MN, Stefan Gailans of Ames, IA, Brandon McHugh of Dunlap, IA, Michael Vittetoe of Washington, IA, Shanon Jamison of Norwalk, IA, and Alan Zellmer of Atlantic, IA, were featured in Wallaces Farmer: 5 things learned at Cover Crop Boot Camp
PFI in the News
Practical Farmers of Iowa was featured in Agweek: Pheasants Forever partners with ag group on new conservation program
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.