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Extension/Farm Bureau “Young Farmer Program” Aims To Empower Young Farmers

Sioux Center, Iowa — Young farmers will get a chance to network, have fun, and become informed at an event planned by Iowa State University (ISU) Extension and Outreach and Iowa Farm Bureau.

Called the “Northwest Iowa Young Farmer Program”, it’s a program designed to empower young farm men and women between the ages of 18-35 to be better business partners through networks and educational peer groups.

The kickoff was actually postponed from early September, due to the early harvest this year.  Beth Doran, extension beef specialist tells us a little about the program and what people can expect at the program on Thursday, November 29.

Due to safety considerations participants must be 18 years old or older to attend the tour. Space is limited to the first 30 registrants. Meet at the Sioux County Fairgrounds multi-purpose building at 2:30 p.m. After the tour, participants return to the fairgrounds to discuss how to work with landlords, risk management practices, land values and more. Dinner follows ending at 7 p.m.

There is no cost to attend but participants are asked to pre-register online at www.extension.iastate.edu/sioux. Click the link “Northwest Iowa Young Famer Kickoff Tour” or call the Sioux County Extension and Outreach office at 712-737-4230.

Registration questions can be directed to Janelle Johnson at 712-539-3115, janelle@iastate.edu or Kaye Strohbehn at 712-737-4230, kestroh@iastate.edu.

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