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Call Iowa Concern for Help with Farm Stress

November 28, 2017, 9:28 am | Margaret VanGinkel, Laura Sternweis

2017 has been a challenging year for farmers and 2018 may be similar. Crop profit margins are tight once again, as more farms face cash flow and working capital constraints. But farmers and their families don’t have to deal with the stress by themselves, says Margaret Van Ginkel, coordinator of Iowa Concern, a program from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

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.