Pleasant Grove will use prize money to expand. 

Poweshiek County Farm Bureau member Ashley Wenke of Pleasant Grove Homestead near Montezuma was named Iowa Farm Bureau Federation’s “Grow Your Future” Award winner at this year’s Young Farmer Conference. 

Wenke took home the $7,500 grand prize to expand her direct-to-consumer produce and meat sales business.

“This award not only allowed us to receive funds to grow our operation, but we were also able ...