Extension slates event for new, beginning farmers

An information-packed workshop focused on helping new and beginning producers create successful agricultural enterprises comes to Greene County on Wednesday, Feb. 24. New and Beginning Farmer Night runs from 6 to 8 pm with a light meal served at 5:30 pm and will be held at the Grand Junction Community Center. Reservations are due Friday, Friday 19.

Topics include State of Iowa beginning farmer loan and tax credit programs; USDA beginning farmer loans and programs; resources from ISU Extension and Outreach; and developing a success plan.

Leading the workshop will be Steve Ferguson, Iowa Finance Authority, Ag Development Division; Anthony Hunziker, FSA farm loan manager; and Shane Ellis, ISU Extension farm management specialist.


Sponsors for the evening are Home State bank and Greene County Farm Bureau.

Reservations for the evening can be made by calling Greene County Extension at 515-386-2138 or by email at lballard [at] iastate [dot] edu.

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