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Registration is open attend PFI’s annual conference

By Staff | Dec 6, 2016

AMES – Practical Farmers of Iowa is now accepting registrations for its 2017 annual conference, “Pass It On,” which will take place Jan. 20-21 at the Iowa State Center Scheman Building, on the Iowa State University campus in Ames.

Register online at practicalfarmers.org.

This year’s theme celebrates the impact of farmer-to-farmer learning on farmers’ confidence to explore new or different farming practices, and their ability improve farm profitability and land stewardship.

Attendees will learn from their farming peers about different approaches to conserving money and soil; growing and marketing a range of crops; keeping good-quality financial and production records, accessing land and capital.

The conference, which attracted over 900 farmers, researchers and supporters last year, features more sessions than in the past to give attendees more learning opportunities.

Conference highlights include:

  • A keynote address by three renowned Iowa farmers – Susan Jutz, of Solon; Vic Madsen, of Audubon; and Dan Wilson, of Paullina. These long-time PFI members are past presidents of PFI’s board of directors and recipients of PFI’s Sustainable Agriculture Achievement Award.
  • Eight networking and interactive sessions, set up as either Q&As or roundtables, where attendees will have a chance to engage more deeply on topics of interest, ask detailed questions of experts or meet with others who share similar interests.

Registration: Those who pre-register by Jan. 12 will save $10 per day. Special rates are also available for students and PFI members.

Register online at practicalfarmers.org, or call (515) 232-5661.

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