Advanced Beginning Farmer Listening Sessions - Various locations

Tuesday, March 13, 2018 to Thursday, March 29, 2018

Are you a beginning farmer who has been farming at least four years? If so, these learning sessions are for you.

Farmers like you are telling us they still have hurdles to overcome. New challenges of growing a business include securing more capital, land, and even managing employees. We want to help you overcome these barriers.

Practical Farmers of Iowa is hosting a series of listening sessions to meet with beginning farmers facing issues of sustaining and growing their farm and profit margin. With the information collected, Practical Farmers of Iowa and Center for Rural Affairs will organize opportunities to help you overcome your barriers and meet your farming goals.

Cost: Free and open to all beginning farmers who have been farming on their own for at least four years. Supper will be provided.

Locations and dates: Each session will be from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.

  • March 13 – Aurelia Community Center, 235 Main St., Aurelia, IA 51005
  • March 15 – New Hampton Public Library, 20 W Spring St., New Hampton, IA 50659
  • March 20 –  Practical Farmers of Iowa (check out our new office!), 1615 Golden Aspen Dr., Ste. 103, Ames, IA 50010
  • March 27 –  First Street Community Center,  221 First St. NE, Mt. Vernon, IA, 52314
  • March 29 – C.G. Therkildsen Activity Center, 706 Victoria St., Harlan, IA 51537

Please RSVP at:

Questions? Contact Grag Padget at or (563) 370-7284.