NW Iowa Young Farmer Program

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach and Iowa Farm Bureau Kick
Off the Northwest Iowa Young Farmer Program

Sioux Center - Iowa State University Extension and Outreach and Iowa Farm Bureau announces
the Northwest Iowa Young Farmer Program designed to empower young farm men and women
between the ages of 18-35 to be better business partners through networks and by educational peer
groups to build the tools needed for success. The first event of the Northwest Iowa Young Farmer
Program is a Kickoff Tour on Thursday, Sept. 6, 2012. “ISU is people advancing people. We
recognized an opportunity to reach young people who face the challenge of feeding America by
providing them with tools they need to meet this challenge,” said Dave Stender, ISU Extension and
Outreach Swine Specialist.
The event begins with check-in at the Sioux Center Children’s Park at 2:30 p.m. followed
by a tour of the Natural Foods Packing Plant (Sioux Preme Packing) at 3 p.m. Please note due to
safety considerations participants must be 18 years old or older to attend the tour at Natural Foods
Packing Plant. Space is limited to the first 30 registrants. Roundtable discussions and a tailgate
picnic follows at the park ending at 7 p.m. There is no cost to attend but participants are asked to
register online at www.extension.iastate.edu/sioux for a meal count. Click the link “Northwest
Iowa Young Famer Kickoff Tour”. Roundtable discussions focus on methods and tips of how
young farmers can keep landlords happy, keeping good farm records and maintaining good risk
management plans.
The Northwest Iowa Young Farmer Program is sponsored by Iowa State University
Extension and Outreach and Iowa Farm Bureau. Participating ISU Extension and Outreach
counties include: Plymouth, Osceola, Sioux, Lyon, Dickinson, O’Brien, Clay, Cherokee, and
Buena Vista. 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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