Cherokee, Iowa — A program just for beginning farmers is coming up this week in Cherokee.
Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, in partnership with the Iowa Agricultural Development Division is inviting area farmers to attend an educational event on Iowa beginning farmer programs scheduled for March 29th in Cherokee.
ISU Extension and Outreach County Program Coordinator Mary Tuttle says the event is focused on beginning farmers, however it is open to beginning farmers, farm managers, retiring farmers, FSA officers, agricultural lenders, agricultural attorneys. and other interested parties. Tuttle says the free program is to educate beginning farmers as well as farmers who are looking to retire about the opportunities that are available to them.
The event is scheduled for this coming Tuesday from 9 until 10:30 AM at the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach building in Cherokee. She says if you attend you’ll have the opportunity to learn about topics such as low-interest land, building and equipment loans, Iowa tax credits for land owners who lease to beginning farmers, and Iowa tax credits for farmers who hire a beginning farmer for custom work.
If you plan to attend they like you to RSVP you can do that by calling 712-225-6196 or by emailing Mtuttle@iastate.edu. Again, it is a free program.