Empowering Veterans to Thrive in Agriculture

2016 Regional Beginning Farmer and Military Veteran Workshops

Sponsored by: Iowa Bankers Association, Farm Service Agency
FFA Alumni, Iowa Finance Authority, Veterans In Agriculture

Workshop Objectives Raise awareness of programs that support beginning farmers and military veterans
Identify program processes and points of contact

Targeted Invitees: Ag lenders, attorneys, CPAs, Farm Management Firms, Farm Coop Managers, FSA staff
Beginning and transitioning farmers, military veterans, FFA alumni, ag students
Everyone is welcome to attend and invite others interested in these programs
AGENDA
8:30-9:00 am Registration and coffee

9:00-9:30 am Farm Service Agency beginning farmer programs

9:30-10:00 am Iowa Finance Authority beginning farmer programs

10:00-10:15 am Veterans In Agriculture update

10:15-10:30 am Break

10:30-11:00 am Ag lender panel on regional ag topics

11:00-11:30 am Q & A

11:30 am Adjourn with regional FFA alumni and military veteran committee meetings

▪ There is no charge to attend these workshops
▪ See location and map for each workshop and to register at www.iowafinanceauthority.gov/iadd
▪ If questions, send email to IADD@iowa.gov

The assistance and support provided by the eight community college workshop hosts are sincerely appreciated
City Locations Dates Deadline to email RSVP
Calmar NEICC March 3 March 2
Emmetsburg Iowa Lakes CC March 8 March 7
Ankeny DMACC March 10 March 9
Ottumwa Indian Hills CC March 31 March 30
Mason City NICC April 8 April 7
Cedar Rapids Kirkwood CC April 12 April 11
Creston SWICC April 14 April 13
Carroll DMACC April 15 April 14

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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.