News and Events


From field days, farminars and workshops to our Cooperators’ Meeting and annual conference, Practical Farmers hosts many events throughout the year to help farmers connect with and learn from each other.

Field Days  ·  Small Grains Conference  ·  Next Generation Summit  ·  Farminars  ·  Annual Conference  ·  Cooperators' Meeting  ·  Beginning Farmer Retreat


“On-Farm: Conversations with Practical Farmers” is a new podcast from Practical Farmers of Iowa featuring members from around the state.


Get the information you need to learn about our members and work to advance profitable, ecologically sound and community-enhancing approaches to agriculture.

News Release Archive


Stay up-to-date on the latest Practical Farmers news, events and knowledge. Subscribe to our weekly email newsletter, Practical News. Or join Practical Farmers to get our quarterly print newsletter, The Practical Farmer, when it’s hot off the press. Past issues are archived and available to download.


Practical Farmers’ blog is a place where staff share news, updates, photos, reflections and other musings on our work and members in a more informal setting.


Meet some of Practical Farmers’ community of innovative farmers, watch select annual conference sessions you might have missed, see a wheat harvester in action and more!