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My name is Shana Hilgerson. This past summer I had the opportunity to work with ISU Extension and Outreach in north central Iowa, visited producers, farmer's markets, and held children's programs. I also got to travel the state as the Alternate Iowa State Dairy Princess, which was an awesome way to meet other inspiring young women advocating for their industry. Read more about A Summer in Extension
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This year, there is nearly $18 million available in competitive grant funds for those interested in implementing value-added processes. These Value Added Producer Grants (VAPG) can be used to fund either the development of marketing and business plans to establish a value-added operation, or to give access to capital in order to help make your value-added operation more competitive at the domestic or international market.