If we look back in recent history, Iowa’s rural landscape was one with more people: families and children, farmers and townsfolk, people of diverse ages fueling rural economies. Rural residents have been moving to metro areas where there are more opportunities to make a living, meet friends and build community. Rural schools are consolidating, businesses are closing and our once thriving rural communities are losing their vibrancy. This trend is not inevitable. Practical Farmers of Iowa has a different vision for the future, one of revival.