As the impacts of COVID-19 continue to mount with dizzying speed, we want you to know that the staff and board of directors of Practical Farmers of Iowa are thinking about you and your safety – and we are committed to being here to support you in whatever way we can during this challenging time.
Protecting the health of everyone in our PFI family is of paramount importance to us. While our work may look a little different in the coming days, we want to assure you that we are continuing to work on behalf of our members and our mission while safeguarding the health of our members, friends, families and communities.
What you can expect from us:
- Starting on Wednesday, March 18, our Ames office will close and staff will work remotely until further notice.
- We will continue to be available by phone and email. When you call the PFI office at (515) 232-5661, you will be directed to leave a voicemail for the staff member you wish to speak with. Once you have done so, the phone system will automatically send your voicemail as an email message to that specific staff member. Rest assured, we are monitoring our email and will respond to you!
- We are canceling in-person meetings and events, and will move them online or postpone them until it is deemed safe to reconvene in person again. Please watch for updates on our website; in Practical News, our weekly email newsletter; on our Facebook page; and if you are a member, on our email discussion lists.
Happily, because our small-grains program covers so many states, many of our learning opportunities on these topics are already conducted on distance platforms like conference calls and webinars. We hope that you can join us on an upcoming call --
like our call on feeding hybrid rye to pigs on April 3
-- and t
ake advantage of PFI’s many resources to stay in touch and continue learning from one another as you start the spring planting season.