AMES, Iowa — Although pre-registration for Practical Farmers of Iowa’s 2022 annual conference has closed, walk-in registration is open to anyone interested in attending. The event, “Facing the Horizon,” will take place Jan. 21-22 at the Iowa State Center Scheman Building, on the Iowa State University campus in Ames, Iowa.
Walk-In Cost: Those who missed the pre-registration deadline of Jan. 13 are welcome and encouraged to stop by either day of the conference. Walk-in registration prices are $85 per day for non-PFI members, or $65 per day for PFI members – but one ticket covers up to 10 people listed under PFI farm and household or lifetime memberships.
The student rate is $30, regardless of membership status, which covers entry for both Friday and Saturday with a valid student ID. Non-members may also join during walk-in registration to access the lower member rate. Anyone wishing to access the Saturday local foods lunch must also pay an additional $15 per person for a lunch ticket.
More information on walk-in registration can be found at practicalfarmers.org/registration.
Livestreaming Option: For those unable to attend in-person, select sessions will be livestreamed through YouTube at no cost. Any viewer with an internet connection can tune in to watch the sessions, and most will be available for post-conference viewing on PFI’s YouTube channel. More information, including how to watch the livestream, can be found at https://practicalfarmers.org/2022-annual-conference/live.
With more than 60 farmer-led sessions, including general sessions, roundtables and lighting talks spanning the agricultural spectrum, there’s something for everyone at PFI’s annual conference. Full details are at practicalfarmers.org/2022-annual-conference.
Conference highlights include:
- a Friday keynote by restoration biologist Laura Jackson
- Spanish-language sessions, offered either bilingually or with Spanish interpretation available
- an afternoon of storytelling by PFI farmers sharing skillfully narrated true stories
- free breakfast on Saturday morning, a silent auction of special experiences offered by PFI farmers and members, many opportunities to network and more
Visit practicalfarmers.org/2022-annual-conference for additional details.
COVID-19 Policy: In keeping with current guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, properly worn face masks will be required indoors for all attendees over age 3, regardless of vaccination status, except when actively eating or drinking. More details about the COVID-19 safety precautions we’re taking at the conference are at practicalfarmers.org/2022-annual-conference/overview.
Practical Farmers of Iowa’s 2022 annual conference is supported by several major sponsors, including: Albert Lea Seed; Clif Bar & Co.; Grain Millers; Iowa’s Center for Agricultural Safety and Health; Niman Ranch; Peoples Company; Regenerative Agriculture Alliance; Sunderman Farm Management; and Welter Seed & Honey Co.
About Practical Farmers of Iowa
Practical Farmers of Iowa works to equip farmers to build resilient farms and communities. Our values include: welcoming everyone; farmers leading the exchange of experience and knowledge; curiosity, creativity, collaboration and community; resilient farms now and for future generations; and stewardship of land and resources. To learn more, visit http://practicalfarmers.org.
— Practical Farmers of Iowa