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For several years, Practical Farmers has worked to elevate understanding and communication about pesticide drift issues. Recently, we have gathered our pesticide drift materials to a new webpage and a few new resources: a document called “Pesticide Drift and the Law,” which provides background information for farmers and their lawyers; and a video series featuring farmers […]

June 8, 2017 


Risk Management for a Diversified FarmJanuary 27, 2017 View Farminar-Part 1- Craig Christianson Pre-recorded View Farminar-Part 2-Andy Dunham Pre-recorded Due to technical difficulties, this farminar was recorded in two separate sections. Environmental and market variables can have a major impact on whether a farm business can be profitable. These variables are often beyond farmers’ control, [...]

January 27, 2017 


Operating an organic farm in Iowa can entail numerous challenges, not the least of which is pesticide drift. Andy and Melissa Dunham have experienced two episodes of spray drift at Grinnell Heritage Farm, a certified organic vegetable, hay and livestock farm they operate near Grinnell, Iowa. In this farminar they share the processes they have gone through to find out who is accountable and how to receive compensation for damages, as well as their strategies for preventing it from happening again.

March 26, 2015 


Recordkeeping – From Paper to the FieldFor Release: August 12, 2013 Download PDF (136 KB) View Fullscreen

August 12, 2013 


Aster Yellows in GarlicPublished: August 1, 2013 Download PDF (844 KB) View Fullscreen

August 1, 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 


Help steer horticulture programming at Practical Farmers of Iowa; attend free planning meeting, farm tour Nov. 26, in Grinnell – RSVPs requested For Release: November 8, 2012 Download PDF (133 KB) View Fullscreen

November 8, 2012 


Beginning farmers reminded to apply for 2013-14 PFI Savings Incentive Program by Oct. 12 for chance to earn up to $4,800 All enterprises eligible For Release: September 21, 2012 Download PDF (132 KB) View Fullscreen

September 21, 2012 


Join Practical Farmers of Iowa at CSA Expo, March 31 and April1, in Des MoinesFor Release: March 21, 2012 Download PDF (739 KB) View Fullscreen

March 21, 2012 


Practical Farmers of Iowa announces its winter Farminar lineupFor Release: December 22, 2011 Download PDF (181 KB) View Fullscreen

December 22, 2011