Date: Jan 16, 2020
Location: Ames, Iowa
The Practical Farmers of Iowa Annual Conference is happening on January 16, 17 and 18, 2020 at the Scheman Building in Ames, Iowa.
Practical Farmers’ Annual Conference has been the backbone of Practical Farmers of Iowa since their founding, when farmers looking to improve diversity on their farms gathered to share their knowledge openly with others. From the days when these informal get-togethers took place at someone’s farm and were known as “the Annual Meeting”, to the surging interest in pragmatic, sustainable farming solutions. It is these solutions that in 2003 necessitated a shift in rhetorical scope from annual “meetings” to a “conference,” to the ongoing up-welling of farmers seeking practical yet profitable and ecologically sensitive ways to farm. The annual conference has been a hallmark of what Practical Farmers stands for: farmer-to-farmer learning, networking, and grassroots solutions to on-farm challenges for a more diverse, sustainable agricultural landscape.
This annual conference is one of the premier events in the Agriculture and Forestry Industry and is open to everyone. The event attracts farmers of all sorts, sizes, systems and enterprises, as well as non-farmers interested in knowing more about how their food is grown and building relationships between those who work the land and those who rely on their labors. From pre-conference short courses that run the day before and morning of the conference, to in-depth workshops, round tables, breakfast meetings and a rich array of sessions in several core tracks – those who attend are sure to come away with valuable working knowledge to improve their farms and enrich their lives.
Check back soon for more information and how to register.
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