At its Aug. 24, 2013 kickoff event, the Southeast Iowa BYLPN group toured Tim Kaldenberg's beef operation and learned about his use of a hoop building. Iowa State Extension field agronomist Mark Carlton also led a discussion on cover crops at the Monroe County Extension Office. Photo courtesy of Joe Sellers.


March 24, 2015. Young farmers are invited to a Beginning Farmer Workshop hosted by the USDA Farm Service Agency, the Iowa Agriculture Development Division and Iowa State University Extension and Outreach on March 24 at the IHCC- Bioprocessing Center located near Cargill in Eddyville, IA.  Loan programs, young farmer tax incentives and other financial considerations will be discussed.  For more information and to register see the flyer.

September 25, 2014. A SE Iowa BYLPN group met September 25, 2014 for a beef facilities tour. The group  toured three southern Iowa farms and had dinner at the Marion County Extension Office. See the program brochure for more information.

June 23, 2014. The group met at the Marion County Extension Office and discussed topics of livestock housing options and cash flow, beginning farmer loan programs and the Farm Bill.

Thursday, February 20, 2014, 6 p.m. Activity Building, Jefferson County Fairgrounds in Fairfield. Jefferson County Cattlemen hosted a program on obtaining loans from government agencies. Speakers included Steve Ferguson of the Iowa Agricultural Development Authority and Dawn Stewart of the USDA. Dinner was provided by iowa State Bank. For more information please contact Adam Ledger at 641-919-0898.

Saturday, Aug. 24, 2013, 4 p.m. Kickoff gathering featuring a cattle facilities tour, regional cover crop considerations and beginning farmer issues discussion. No charge for event, including social time and dinner. Meet at Extension office in Albia to carpool to Tim Kaldenberg farm.  Monroe County Extension and Outreach at 641-932-5612. See the program brochure.

SE Iowa BYLPN members initial gathering on Aug. 24, 2013." Photo courtesy of Joe Sellers.

Core Counties

Appanoose, Davis, Lucas, Mahaska, Marion, Wapello



Patrick Wall, Beef Specialist, or (515) 450-7665

Colin Johnson, Project Coordinator, or 515-291-9287

Joe Sellers, SC IA Beef Specialist, or 641-774-2016

Sue Henderson, Regional Extension Education Director, or 641-682-5491

Amy Brainard, Mahaska County CYC, or 641-673-5841



Iowa State University Extension and Outreach with support of area commodity groups.