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Cultivating Connections- Practical Farmers of Iowa Annual Conference

January 17 - January 19

At Practical Farmers’ 2019 annual conference, Cultivating Connections, you’ll have a chance to reconnect with old friends, cultivate new relationships and learn from a community that believes in sharing knowledge to benefit everyone. This year’s conference will focus on how to cultivate connections that nurture a purposeful path. Learn how to cultivate a healthy soil that will improve productivity and increase ecosystem services. Look to your past to make strides toward your vision for your farmland legacy. Hear how to engage with your community to spur rural economic development. Renew your inspiration, and make vital connections that can help you on your path to building resilient farms and communities.

Our annual conference 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, roundtables, 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.