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          Equipping farmers to build resilient farms and communities.

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          Practical Farmers of Iowa works to equip farmers to build resilient farms and communities. Our values include: welcoming everyone; farmers leading the exchange of experience and knowledge; curiosity, creativity, collaboration and community; resilient farms now and for future generations; and stewardship of land and resources. Our programs are guided by the interests and priorities of our members.

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          What our friends & partners say

          “Breaking into farming is hard — and without support, impossible. Having the support of Practical Farmers of Iowa has enabled me to be a successful farmer.”

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          Iowa City, Iowa

          “Practical Farmers of Iowa is one of the most supportive organizations I have ever been a part of.”

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          Winterset, Iowa

          “You guys are SO useful… even from 1,000 miles away.”

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          Silver City, New Mexico

          “The annual summer forage trial was interesting because it is directly useful for the management of our farm operation and because this type of project has not been well researched yet.”

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          Exira, Iowa

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