PFI Annual Conference
Sessions and Short Course
Iowa State Center - Scheman Building
1805 Center Dr #102,
Ames, IA 50011

Iowa Forage and Grassland Council Conference
ISU Alumni Center
420 Beach Ave, Ames, IA 50011

CPMI Event Center
2321 N Loop Dr, Ames, IA 50010


Best Western Plus University Park Inn & Suites
Address: 2500 S University Blvd.
Ames, IA 50010
Phone: (515) 296-2500
$94-$99/night -- Must call before January 5, 2018 and mention “Practical Farmers” to get discount.

For additional lodging information, contact Erica Andorf at erica@practicalfarmers.org or call 515-232-5661.


Please bring a side dish and beverages to share. Practical Farmers will provide a main dish, water and tableware. Potluck party Hosts: Ty and Bobbie Gustafson of Story City Locker, and Donna Prizgintas and Lonna Nachtigal of the DonnaLonna Kitchen show.
You may drop off at Scheman when you arrive for the conference, and we will transport it for you! We can keep food hot or cold.


Childcare is available during the conference on Friday and Saturday. Snack on Friday, and snack and lunch on Saturday included.

Must pre-register for childcare. No drop-in!

Friday Noon-4:30 p.m. $25
Saturday 8:15 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. $45


Please consider donating quality gifts to this long-standing silent auction. Proceeds provide Practical Farmers with funds to be member-directed. Examples of popular silent auction gifts include books, seeds or plant stock, gift baskets and handmade items.