Northwest Iowa Young Farmers

Northwest Iowa Young Farmers Kick-Off Tour November 29, 2012

NW Iowa Young Farmers

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February 23, 2016. Consumer Engagement Training at ISUEO Sioux County Office, Orange City, 2:00-6:30p.m. Free to attend and includes a meal. Email or call 712-546-7835 by Feb. 18.

March 26, 2015. Northwest Iowa Young Farmers Meeting at ISUEO Sioux County, Orange City. Guest speaker is Dr. Chad Hart. No charge, meal included. Register by March 23 to Janelle Johnson or call 712-546-7835.

February 4, 2015. Northwest Iowa Young Farmer Meeting. Met at Plymouth Energy, Merrill at 1:15pm. Contact Janelle Johnson by email at or (712) 546-7835 to register by Feb 1.

August 18, 2014. Tour of Tiefenthaler Quality Meats in Holstein and Shrimp 59, LLC, with dinner at Yacht Club. Meet at Cherokee County Extension Office at 2:30 p.m. Contact Janelle Johnson by email at

February 3, 2014. Market Outlook session at the Sioux Center Public Library, 3:30 to 7 p.m. Featured speaker was ISU economist Chad Hart. Dinner followed his presentation. See the event brochure. No charge. Contact: Janelle Johnson at

January 13, 2014. Swine Building Ventilation Workshop. ISU Research Farm at Calumet, 9:30 a.m. Free to this group's members when preregistered by Jan. 10. Contact: ISU Extension and Outreach swine program specialist Dave Stender to preregister at 712-225-6196.

February 11, 2013. The group met at the Sioux Center Co-op with discussion featuring Iowa State University Extension Economist Chad Hart,food, and a tour of the feed mill.  It was highlighted on the local news and can be found here.

November 29, 2012. Kick-off meeting ¬†at the Sioux County Fairgrounds included a tour of the Natural Foods Packing Plant as well as roundtable discussion on how young farmers can work with landlords, maintain good risk management plans and more.  A tailgate style meal was enjoyed by all. Read a Daily Sentinel article about this event.


Core Counties

Plymouth, Osceola, Sioux, Lyon, Dickinson, O’Brien, Clay, Cherokee and Buena Vista



Janelle Johnson, Plymouth County Office Assistant, or 712-546-7835

Beth Doran, NW IA Beef Field Specialist, or 712-737-4230

Dave Stender, NW IA Swine Field Specialist, or 712-225-6196