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Learn how  personalities contribute or help with farm stress

7/11/2020

Learn how personalities in your family and farm team can work together to reduce farm stress. on a webinar (live Thursday, July 16 at 1:00 pm and recorded)

New Day Dairy Guest Barn named Iowa Farm Bureau Renew Rural Iowa Entrepreneur Award winner for unique ‘sleep with the cows’ experience

7/9/2020

Dan and Lynn Bolin, Butler County dairy farmers, built their two-story bed and breakfast on the family’s 130-year-old farm.

First Iowa meat processor approved for cooperative interstate shipment program

7/9/2020

“Local meat lockers play an important role in their communities and the food supply chain,” said Secretary Naig. “We pursued the CIS program to help small Iowa businesses grow, and give consumers more access to Iowa-grown meat and poultry products.”

“Stress on the Farm: Strategies That Help” online programs beginning Monday, July 13.

7/8/2020

Given the anxiety produced by the COVID pandemic, we all need to be more aware of the signs of stress, not only for ourselves, but also so we can direct others to assistance. This program will be held during the lunch hour to meet the busy schedules of those in the agricultural community. Each program will last for one-half hour

New bills would help processors meet meat demand

7/7/2020

Introduced on July 2, the Requiring Assistance to Meat Processors for Upgrading Plants (RAMP-UP) Act would establish a program to make facility upgrade and planning grants to existing meat and poultry processors to help them move to federal inspection, which will allow them to sell their products across state lines.

Iowa Farm Bureau's "Grow Your Future" Award calls for 2021 applicants

6/30/2020

Young farmer entrepreneurs can win up to $7,500.

Grow Your Future Award set

6/29/2020

Applications for Iowa Farm Bureau's young farmer entrepreneur contest are due Sept 1.

Free farm stress course offered

6/29/2020

Online seminar provides farmers and their families with skills to identify and manage stress.

Co-op forms education partnership

6/29/2020

Agreement with Buena Vista University provides tuition discounts for employees.

Naig announces "Pack the Pantry" program to support food pantries, boost availability of Iowa ag products

6/29/2020

Through Pack the Pantry, food pantries can apply for grants to increase their refrigeration capacity, which allows them to offer more perishable, locally-grown foods.

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