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NW?Iowa Young Farmers seeks applicants

By Staff | Jan 15, 2014

SIOUX CENTER – Iowa State University Extension and Iowa Farm Bureau announced on Dec. 27, the Northwest Iowa Young Farmer Program a program designed to empower young farm men and women between the ages of 18 to 35 to be better business partners through networks and educational peer groups.

The next educational program will feature a presentation by Chad Hart, associate professor of economics specializing in crop markets, at 3:30 p.m. on Feb. 3 at the Sioux Center Public Library, meeting room A.

Space is limited to the first 30 registrants. After the presentation, other activities are planned. Dinner follows ending at 7 p.m.

There is no cost to attend, but participants are asked to preregister by contacting Janelle Johnson at the Plymouth County Extension office at (712) 546-7835.

“We recognized an opportunity to reach young farmers,” said Dave Stender, an ISU Extension swine specialist, “who are faced with the challenge of feeding America and the challenges of operating a farm today. Wecan help by offering them tools they need to meet this challenge.”

Participating ISU Extension counties include Plymouth, Osceola, Sioux, Lyon, Dickinson, O’Brien, Clay, Cherokee and Buena Vista.

For more information, visit any of these county office’s websites.

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