在地球上爱荷华州的这个地方，土壤地图揭示了世界上一些最高品质的表土。降雨图和物理地图显示了其他人羡慕的水（通常）。但是在其他地图上，我们的手指遵循从未发现的土壤和瓷砖线上侵蚀水平不可持续的路线。其他地图显示生物多样性迅速下降。We need to draw Iowa’s map anew, so that — from the Mississippi to the Missouri — our state is filled with an agriculture that supports farms prized for their diversity of crops and livestock, food that is celebrated, and communities alive with diverse connections between farmers and friends of farmers. The 2015 Annual Conference will foster discussion on longer crop rotations, cover crops, pollinator habitat, weather resiliency, soil preservation, perennial crops, diverse crop mixes and irrigation. We will also explore how to tackle low profit margins and volatile market prices, and how to chart a profitable future. Learn from discussions between beginning farmers navigating future farming careers, and experienced farmers helping them reach their destinations through farm succession, mentorship and education. Find your way to Practical Farmers’ 2015 Annual Conference, settle in and set your path.