Member Benefits

When you join Practical Farmers of Iowa, you become part of a network of innovative farmers and supporters who share their knowledge freely and believe in sustainable solutions to agricultural challenges.

As a member of Practical Farmers of Iowa, you are supporting a future where diverse farms work with nature for mutual benefits, and communities are alive with healthy food and strong connections between farmers and non-farmers. As a member you will also receive these exclusive benefits:

  1. A subscription to The Practical Farmer, our quarterly newsletter filled with informative articles on a range of agricultural topics, member profiles, research reports, notices of events and development opportunities, book reviews, and more.
  2. Access to our lively, members-only email discussion groups, where you can pose questions and share information with other members.
  3. Steep discounts to our well-attended, information-dense annual conference that takes place each January.
  4. The opportunity to participate in our Cooperators’ Program and receive support from Practical Farmers to design and execute an on-farm research project.
  5. Eligibility for special Practical Farmers programs, such as our Savings Incentive Program and Labor4Learning Program.
  6. Opportunities to find new markets for your farm products.
  7. Events! Funding or cost assistance to attend certain non-Practical Farmers events that might take place during the year. In 2014, we held more than 200 events.  Those events included on-farm research trials, online webinars,on-farm field days, annual conference sessions, a beginning farmer retreat, several in-depth workshops and much more!
  8. The opportunity to network with experienced farmers who sincerely want to help you succeed.
  9. Being part of a strong 30-year organization that believes in making farmers a top priority!

Click here for lifetime membership information. 

Students:   Did you know you can join Practical Farmers of Iowa at a discounted annual membership of only $20?

Individuals: Experience all the benefits of PFI for only $50 per year.

Farm or Household: All household family members and farm employees can join under one membership for just $60 annually.