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Beginning Farmer Tax Credit Program
The 2019 Beginning Farmer Tax Credit Program applications are due August 1, 2019. This tax credit provides asset owners a tax credit on state of Iowa income taxes owed. 5% on cash rent and 15% on crop share. NEW FOR 2019: Funding increased from $6 million to $12 million and 15% credit on any bonus rent from a flexible lease. Deadline to apply is August 1!

Do you want to retire from or start into farming?
Farmers TalkingThe Ag Link Program can help. New opportunities added for beginning farmers.

Harvesting Our Potential
The Women Food and Ag Network is now taking applications for the 2019 Harvesting Our Potential program. The program focuses on on-farm experience, business planning and a supportive network.
Planning the Future of Farmland
With around 10% of all farmland changing hands in the next few years, farm succession planning is no longer optional, it’s essential. Read the rest of the story here which was written in connection with People's Company and David Baker from the Beginning Farmer Center.
Women in Agriculture
Our website is a place where you can interact with us and other women in agriculture through our social media links. All of us share many of the same concerns and hopes for the future of agriculture and our families. You’ll find stories of successful women in agriculture to inspire you.

Keeping it in the Family
Keeping it in the family coverA book co-authored by John Baker, Beginning Farm Center, about the international perspectives on succession and retirement on family farms.

Emerging Farmers
emerging farmers logThe Emerging Farmers project is a proactive approach to address the need to reach out to emerging farmers and future landowners. We define an emerging farmer as someone with ties to agricultural land who would like to return to the farm as an operator or have a voice in its management.

View the trailer of Map of my Kingdom, a play about farmland transition that asks the question “Who’s going to get the farm?”  Many thanks to Zhenru Zhang at Iowa State University.

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