Mission, Vision, Values old

As an organization, Practical Farmers' mission, vision and values are central to the work we do each day.


Strengthening farms and communities through farmer-led investigation and information sharing.


Farms that are prized for their diversity of crops and livestock, their wildlife, healthy soils, innovations, beauty and productivity

Their connection to a rich past and a fulfilling present where individuals and families are earning a good living

Food celebrated for its connections to local farmers, to seasons, to hard work, and good stewardship

Communities alive with diverse connections between farmers and friends of farmers

Places where commerce, cooperation, creativity and spirituality are thriving

Places where the working landscape, the fresh air and the clean water remind us of all that is good about Iowa.


Welcoming everyone

Creativity, collaboration, and community

Viable farms now and for future generations

Stewardship and ecology