Equipping farmers to build resilient farms and communities.
Thank you to everyone who bundled up and came out for our chilly "Livestock on the Land" screening in Harlan, Iowa, on Saturday!

We hope everyone who came had the opportunity to chat with other farmers and learn more about regenerative livestock farming.

If you missed out on the screening and still want to watch the film, head over to our YouTube channel.
Did you plant small grains this year?

We have two cost-share options available for those practicing extended rotations. Click the link above and use the form on that page to apply for one ($15 per acre) or both ($30 per acre) programs.
Sign up for reminders about upcoming small grains shared learning calls
Shared learning calls are conference calls where you can listen and talk with other farmers and small grains enthusiasts.

Each month, our speaker(s) share small grains experiences and production practices for 15 to 20 minutes. Then we open the floor for questions and discussion for the rest of the hour. All you need to join is a phone or a computer!

Be sure to get our monthly reminders for the next call! Sign up here.
June 3 | Noon – 1 p.m.

In this call, we will hear from conservation-minded field crop and livestock farmer Jason Russell of Monticello, Iowa.

He’ll share his experiences seeding alfalfa with a variety of small grains, how alfalfa fits into his rotations, his harvesting methods and more.
June 6 | 3-5 p.m. | Ames, IA

With our expanding staff, we have remodeled, bought a popcorn machine and are eager to welcome guests to visit and see our space.

Join us to meet new staff, tour the office and converse with fellow members and friends.
Our full season schedule of field days are now available on our website!

Some upcoming field days include:

Members in the News
James Nisly of Kalona, IA, and Gary Huber of Ames, IA, were featured in Morning Ag Clips: Organic Greens Field Day in Kalona, IA

Justin and Lacie Robbins of Scranton, IA, were featured in Wallaces Farmer: Got ya covered: How cover crops benefit Iowa farmer

Peter Kraus of Decorah, IA, was featured in the Driftless Journal: Farm, to Hub to Hub, to Table
PFI in the News
Lydia English, PFI's field crops viability manager, was featured in Midwest Row Crop Collaborative: HSBC grant already benefiting fields and farmers across the Midwest

Practical Farmers of Iowa was mentioned in Successful Farming: Group funds half a million acres of cover crops in Midwest

PFI was mentioned in Mother Earth News: Experimenting with Forage Options for Pastured Pigs
Have you been featured in the media? If you're a PFI member, tell us when and where to find a link to the article, and we'll feature you in a future issue of Practical News.

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