Equipping farmers to build resilient farms and communities.
The digital version of the 2020 summer magazine is now available on our website. In this issue, Meghan Filbert and Liz Kolbe collaborated on an article about how PFI farmers have rapidly shifted their businesses to serve more customers during a pandemic.

Read "Rising to a Local Foods Challenge" to learn more about how collaboration, safety and adaptability played a role for local food producers.
Join Steve Gabriel for a six-week course on silvopasturing. Learn best principles and practices, and discuss strategies to convert woodlands to silvopasture and plant trees successfully in pasture.

Strategies are needed to offset the cost of cover crops that precede corn while minimizing yield drag and seedling diseases and maximizing cover crop benefits.

The objective of this research was to evaluate the effects of the proposed cover crop management strategies on corn crop success and cover crop performance.
Practical Farmers is partnering with Farm Aid and Iowa Farmers Union to provide a limited amount of one-time $500 emergency relief payments to farm families. We are excited to report that Ceres Trust just pledged $25,000 to help support more farmers with these relief payments! 

Awards are intended as emergency relief for farmers and their families. Use of the funds is restricted to household expenses, such as groceries, home utilities, medical bills, counseling or other household expenses not directly related to the commercial operation of the farm or ranch.

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis and reviewed weekly until funds run out. Learn more and apply here.
We've discounted several Practical Farmers of Iowa shirts to 40% off in our online store – that's just $9 a shirt!

Supplies are going fast! Get a discounted PFI shirt while you can.

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Check out our full slate of 2020 field days. Details and registration are now available.

Missed a virtual field day that you wanted to attend? There are a few ways to watch recordings:

Hosted by: Diana Tourney
August 4 | 2-4 p.m.

Hosted by: Jeff Pudenz
August 4 | 5-5:30 p.m.

Hosted by: Greg Padget, Hannah Breckbill, Amber Mohr & Kate Edwards
August 5 | 5-7 p.m.

Hosted by: Martha McFarland
August 6 | 2:15-3:15 p.m.

Hosted by: Josh Tranel
August 7 | 12:15-1:15 p.m.

Hosted by: Carmen & Maja Black
August 7 | 12:30-1:05 p.m.

August 7 | 5-6 p.m.
Aug. 4: Next Gen Summit - Farm Succession
2-4 p.m. | Online

Aug. 4: Virtual Field Day - Beaver Habitat
5-5:30 p.m. | Online

Aug. 5: Next Gen Summit - Land Seeker Workshop
5-7 p.m. | Online

Aug. 6: Virtual Field Day - Bison 101
2:15-3:15 p.m. | Online

Aug. 7: Virtual Field Day - Small Grain Silage
12:15-1:15 p.m. | Online

Aug. 7: Virtual Field Day - Sheep & Vegetables
12:30-1:05 p.m. | Online
Aug. 7: Next Gen Summit - Farmland Access
5-6 p.m. | Online

Aug. 10: Virtual Field Day - Integrating Cover Crops & Vegetables
12:30-1:05 p.m. | Online

Aug. 11: Virtual Field Day - Food-Grade Oats
1-2 p.m. | Online

Aug. 11: Virtual Field Day - Long-Term Habitat Management
5-5:30 p.m. | Online

Aug. 13: Virtual Field Day - Wheat for Soil Health
11:30-1 p.m. | Online
Members in the News
Rob Stout of Washington was featured in Wallaces Farmer: Land auctions learn to navigate COVID-19

Tom Wahl and Kathy Dice from Wapello were featured in The Hawk Eye: Nuts ripe for the picking at Red Fern Farm

John and Halee Wepking and Paul Bickford of Ridgeway, WI, were featured in Up North News: COVID Baking Boom Has Been a Boon for Local Grain Farmers

Steve Bruere with People's Company of Clive and Sarah Carlson of Pleasant Hill were featured on NPR: Big-Money Investors Gear Up For A Trillion-Dollar Bet On Farmland

PFI in the News
Practical Farmers of Iowa was mentioned in Successful Farming: Fight weeds with steel, fire, and electricity
Have you been featured in the media? Tell us when and where to find a link to the article, and we'll feature you in a future issue of Practical News.