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Value Added Producer Grant

September 14, 2017

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.


Iowa Women in Agriculture

The Iowa Women in Agriculture programs’ intent is to identify the unique needs of women who are involved in agricultural production and in agribusiness and to provide the network of resources and expertise necessary to successfully meet those needs. American Agri Women has 50 state and commodity affiliate organizations as well as individual members throughout the country, representing tens of thousands of women involved in agriculture.

Beginning Farmer Center | Iowa State University Extension and Outreach

Objectives of Beginning Farmer Center: • Coordinate education programs and services for beginning farmer efforts statewide • Assess needs of beginning farmers and retiring farmers • Develop, coordinate, and deliver targeted education to beginning and retiring farm families • Provide programs and services that develop skills and knowledge in financial management and planning, legal issues, tax laws, technical production and management, leadership, sustainable agriculture, human health and the environment

Women in Agriculture - eXtension

The mission of the Women in Agriculture National Learning Network (WIA LN) is to help women in agriculture improve their quality of life by providing them with resources to make better business decisions while maintaining a balance with family and personal obligations. This national initiative is developing a new portal for education, technical assistance and support of women farmers, ranchers and producers.