Northwest Iowa Young Farmers

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

NW Iowa Young Farmers

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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.


Core Counties

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



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

Kaye Strohbehn, Ag Education Specialist serving Lyon, O’Brien, Osceola and Sioux counties, or 712-737-4230

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

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