Equipping farmers to build resilient farms and communities.
Starting on Monday, Jan. 18, conference registrants will receive an email with login instructions and a unique link to access the conference platform (you may need to check your spam folder).

Attendees can set up their personal profile, start exploring the conference space, add sessions to their personal agenda and more.

The sooner you register, the sooner you'll be able to access the conference and ensure you don't encounter any last-minute tech issues. Help yourself, and help our staff, by registering today!
Variety selection is an important consideration for growing high-quality oats. Oats are bred for numerous traits including disease resistance, maturity, height, yield and lodging.

PFI, in conjunction with plant breeders, has been working since 2018 on developing models to predict small-grain performance in localized environments. 

These genotype-by-environment models power a decision tool that takes into account existing small grains variety data and uses that information to predict performance of varieties based on a grower’s ZIP code.

We are seeking a diligent, respectful and passionate person to serve as a strategic initiatives manager for the strategic initiatives team.

The strategic initiatives team works creatively to build collaborative connections between the private and public sectors that accomplish the goals of our farmer members on the broader Iowa and Midwestern landscape.

Registration for the full conference is only $25!
Learning together:
  • 50+ live sessions, covering topics for conventional and organic field crops, fruits and vegetables, livestock and grazing, local food markets and systems, land access and transition, working lands habitat and pollinators, and more
  • Farmer-led presentations, farmer-to-farmer conversations, panels, participatory roundtables and lightning talks
  • On-demand viewing of completed sessions
  • Additional content from the PFI Archives featured in “Best of PFI”

Networking & community:
  • Happy hours and a PFI potluck via Wonder to chat with old friends and make new acquaintances - BYOB!
  • Virtual exhibit hall featuring text and video chat with 60+ exhibitors
  • Public forums to exchange ideas, experiences and information
  • Customizable profiles and schedules to organize your time and tell others about yourself, your farm or organization and your interests
  • Private attendee chat
  • Unlimited virtual meeting spaces for attendee-organized discussions
Sit back and enjoy our evening features:
Jan. 21-23: Conference- PFI virtual annual conference
Members in the News
Ron Rosmann of Harlan and Andrea Basche of Lincoln, NE, were featured in Civil Eats: Why Aren’t USDA Conservation Programs Paying Farmers More to Improve Their Soil?
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.