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.