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How far would you travel to socialize with other beginning farmers? On a sultry July Saturday evening 37 beginning farmers gathered at a summer social hosted by Jack Davis in Adel, Iowa. Practical Farmers staff member Steve Carlson thought he had the longest distance to attend, because this was a stop on his return from […]

July 20, 2017 


Today I’d like to introduce you to two farmers: Jenny Quiner and Dusty Farnsworth. Jenny runs a ¼ acre urban vegetable farm in Des Moines while Dusty farms several hundred acres of organic and conventional row crops with integrated hogs and cattle. What do these two have in common besides their membership in Practical Farmers […]

March 1, 2017 


It was cold. It was snowy. Several cars needed two attempts at the dirt road’s final hill. But once the thirty-six CSA farmers had introduced themselves and settled in for some conversation, everything was on track. Practical Farmers has hosted several CSA Mini-Schools in the past, most recently in December 2013. Those events were tailored […]

February 17, 2016 


Remember getting $10 as a graduation gift, or maybe even $50?  Ever hit the jackpot with $2400? Yeah, me neither.  But graduates of the Savings Incentive Program did!  Completing the Savings Incentive Program nabbed these individuals up to an extra $2400 to match dollar for dollar with their own savings.  So that’s a potential 4800 […]

September 2, 2014 


Practical Farmers raises $75,000+ for beginning farmersFor Release: October 8, 2013 Download PDF (129 KB) View Fullscreen

October 8, 2013 


Beginning and aspiring farmers: Apply for Practical Farmers of Iowa’s 2014-15 Savings Incentive Program by Oct. 4For Release: September 18, 2013 Download PDF (143 KB) View Fullscreen

September 18, 2013 


Beginning Farmer Tax Credit benefits beginners and landowners Apply by September 1 for 2013 leases For Release: August 22, 2013 Download PDF (132 KB) View Fullscreen

August 22, 2013 


Labor4Learning Program helps beginning farmers get paid on-the-job training from ten established farms around IowaFor Release: January 29, 2013 Download PDF (231 KB) View Fullscreen

January 29, 2013 


Practical Farmers of Iowa seeks experienced farmers to become trainers for new beginning farmer program Apply by Nov. 30 For Release: November 9, 2012 Download PDF (131 KB) View Fullscreen

November 9, 2012 


A new farmer’s take on integrating niche beef, pork and crops is focus of a Practical Farmers of Iowa field day August 1, near Alta (Buena Vista County) – RSVPs requested For Release: July 24, 2012 Download PDF (133 KB) View Fullscreen

July 24, 2012