Reclaiming Resilience PFI’s Annual Conference

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Reclaiming Resilience PFI’s Annual Conference

January 16, 2020 - January 18, 2020

FOUR pre-conference short courses will kick things off on Thursday. The four options include organic weed control, planning for farmland succession, commercial apple orcharding and growing pasture-raised meat supply chains. All four short courses run concurrently on Thursday, January 16 from 1 – 6:30 p.m. and continue Friday, January 17 from 8 – 11:30 a.m.

The main portion of the conference begins on Friday, January 17 and runs from 12:30 to 7:00 p.m. continuing on Saturday, January 18 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

As we embark on 2020, Reclaiming Resilience will examine the current state of our farms and our food systems. This endeavor is not about going backwards in time or unraveling progress. It’s about reclaiming resilience to help family farms survive into the future. Practical Farmers of Iowa’s 2020 conference will explore what’s working well and why, as well as what needs to change. We’ll ask if we’re doing certain things because that’s how we’ve always done them – and if there are better ways to create resiliency into the future.

Reclaiming Resilience will include ample time to create and strengthen relationships with others. These connections are vital to creating a farming community where we work together for Iowa’s common good. You will leave this conference armed with ideas about how to strengthen resiliency on your farm, and how to build an agricultural system that benefits farmers, rural communities and our natural resources.

For more information on speakers, sessions, potluck, sponsors, short courses, registration and more, follow this link:


January 16, 2020
January 18, 2020


Scheman Building
1805 Center Drive
Ames, MN 50011 United States
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