Empowering Veterans to Thrive in Agriculture

Practical Farmers of Iowa is looking for beginning farmers to take part in their Savings Incentive Program. The program can provide assistance with financing, mentorships, and education.  The organization sent out the following notice.

Practical Farmers of Iowa is recruiting applications to the fourth group of
beginning farmers for the Savings Incentive Program. The program combines
work with an experienced farm mentor, business plan support, a farm savings
account and savings match money (up to $2400), integration into the
Practical Farmers network, and quarterly staff support for two years.

Anyone operating a farm for 5 years or less or those not far from starting
a farm business are encouraged to apply. Applicants need to live or farm in
Iowa and be members of Practical Farmers of Iowa.

This is a link to the program web
page http://cirrus.mail-list.com/pfigeneral/03526840.html which
includes the applications and all relevant information.

For information on other financing programs for farmer veterans explore our FVC IA Resource Guide.

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Fencing Panels/5th Wheel Hitch

Veterans In Agriculture’s Equipment Donation Program is now accepting applications for those interested in either of the following items.

Item #1: Eight chain link wire fencing panels. These measure 6 foot tall and are approx. 10 feet wide.

Item #2: 5th wheel hitch that fits inside of a truck and can be used to pull a trailer or camper.

These items will need to be picked up in the Des Moines, Iowa area. Applications will be taken through November 1, 2018. Use this link for more information and to find the application form: https://veteransinagriculture.org/programs/farm-equipment-donation-exchange-program/

If you have additional questions contact us at info@veteransinagriculture.org

Farm Starts

Watch this space for details about an upcoming meeting that will discuss organic production.