Equipping farmers to build resilient farms and communities.
Doug Linker of Lanark, Illinois, hosted a group of 18 for a "Catching Up" event last Wednesday.

Participants visited his wheat field, which has an underseeding of clover. Doug grows food grade wheat and is also raising oats for cover crop seed.
From the summer magazine
Tuesday, July 13 | 2-4 p.m.

Alec Amundson of Osage, Iowa, planted cereal rye in the fall and then planted soybeans into the rye in the spring.

We’ll meet at Alec’s homeplace and then board a hay rack to travel to a nearby field to get a look at the cereal rye and soybeans just prior to rye seed harvest.

Tuesday, July 13 | 5:30-6:15 p.m.

Orturde Dial started farming shortly after buying an acreage, which quickly grew into a sheep and field crop operation. At this event, she will share what it was like getting started as a woman with no prior farming background.

We will see how she is using rotationally grazed sheep to improve soil health and production. We will also discuss pasture management, water access and sheep breeds.
RSVPs are required for all "Catching Up" events to ensure we maintain the small, conversational environment these events are designed for.

Anyone is welcome to RSVP for a "Catching Up" event! To learn more about a specific event or to RSVP, email the PFI staffer indicated, or call the PFI office at (515) 232-5661.
Practical Integration and Rotation with Sheep and Cattle on a Vegetable Farm
Wednesday, July 14 | 4-6 p.m.
Host: Mark Quee
Organic Small Grains and Relay-Cropping Soybeans, Barley and Rye
Thursday, July 15 | 10 a.m. – noon
Host: Scott & Catherine Wedemeier

Relay-Cropping Rye and Soybeans
Thursday, July 15 | 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Host: Michael Vittetoe
July 13: Live From the Farm -
5:30-6:15 p.m. | Online

July 13: Field Day - Relay-Cropping Rye and Soybeans
2-4 p.m. | Osage, IA

July 20: Live From the Farm -
6-6:45 p.m. | Online
July 22: Field Day - Organic Crops and Cover Crops
4-6 p.m. | Galva, IA

July 22: Field Day - Habitat Restoration
5-7 p.m. | Winterset, IA

July 23: Field Day - Brun Ko Farm
3-5 p.m. | Osage, IA
Members in the News
Ruth McCabe of State Center, IA, was featured in Successful Farming: Manage your farmland intentionally: Responsible land ownership leads to a better agricultural system

Kate Solko, Ames, IA, was featured in Iowa Farmer Today: New farmer explores different way to CSA

Matt Russell of Des Moines, IA, co-authored an op-ed that was published by The Food and Environment Reporting Network: Opinion: The opportunity to unleash farmers to fight climate change

Monika Owczarski of Des Moines, IA, was featured in The Des Moines Register: Des Moines' Sweet Tooth Farms looking for new land after city forces it to vacate northside lots
PFI in the News
Practical Farmers of Iowa was mentioned in an op-ed published in The Washington Post: Opinion: Ignore the chatter. Stuff is getting done. And both parties are helping
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