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Local Farm Business Used FSA Loan Opportunity to Startup

May 15, 2017, 9:10 am | Marsha Laux

KoiGreen Produce and Pond Supplies, located in Ogden, Iowa, uses the water from their ponds stocked with koi fish to water the produce they grow and sell. KoiGreen was able to start its business and purchase many necessary items for its pond thanks to an USDA Farm Service Agency microloan. Read more about Local Farm Business Used FSA Loan Opportunity to Startup

$14 Million Committed by Kent Corporation, Iowa Corn Promotion Board and Sukup Manufacturing Co. for Iowa State’s Feed Mill and Grain Science Project

September 11, 2017, 7:30 am | Brian Meyer

Kent Corporation is committing $8 million, the Iowa Corn Promotion Board $4 million and Sukup Manufacturing Co. $2 million in support of a new Iowa State University educational and research facility for feed milling and grain science. Read more about $14 Million Committed by Kent Corporation, Iowa Corn Promotion Board and Sukup Manufacturing Co. for Iowa State’s Feed Mill and Grain Science Project

Cooperatives Provide Necessary Market for Iowa Producers

February 14, 2017, 9:31 am | Keri Jacobs, Grant Wall

The history and function of co-ops is the focus of a five-part video series featuring Keri Jacobs, extension economist, and now available through a partnership with the Iowa Institute for Cooperatives. The videos are designed to educate both members and employees about the history, function and methods of cooperatives. Read more about Cooperatives Provide Necessary Market for Iowa Producers

Farmland Values Show Historic Third Year of Decline

December 13, 2016, 2:44 pm | Wendong Zhang

Average Iowa farmland value has shown a decline for the third year in a row — the first time this has happened since the 1980s farm crisis — and is now estimated to be $7,183 per acre. The statewide per acre value declined $449, or 5.9 percent, since November 2015. Land values were determined by the 2016 Iowa State University Land Value Survey. Read more about Farmland Values Show Historic Third Year of Decline

New Working K9 Handler Academy Provides Search and Rescue Training

A child is lost in 80 acres of woodland, at night and in the rain. An elderly man is missing from an Alzheimer’s facility, last seen heading north through town. Situations like these often require the services of canine search and rescue teams. These canine handlers need specialized training, and now they can get it online, from the Working K9 Handler Academy. Read more about New Working K9 Handler Academy Provides Search and Rescue Training