Empowering Veterans to Thrive in Agriculture

Kirkwood Community College in Cedar Rapids is hosting Beginning Farmer Workshop on October 8, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The workshop is a collaborative effort of the Iowa Agricultural Development Division (IADD) of the Iowa Finance Authority in conjunction with USDA Farm Service Agency, ISU Beginning Farmer Center, Iowa Agricultural Lenders, Iowa Farm Bureau, and Iowa’s Community Colleges and 4-Year Ag College Programs.

The purpose of the event is to increase awareness of beginning farmer programs so more Iowa beginning farmers will know how to apply and use them.  The agenda includes an explanation of Beginning Farmer Programs, such as the IADD loan and tax credit programs, USDA FSA loans, ISU Beginning Farmer Center transition planning, and Iowa Farm Bureau Business development programs.  There will also be a Question and Answer session and opportunities for one-on-one consulting.

Visit the FVC IA Events portal or can call Dave Hasper at 319-398-5899 for more information.

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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.