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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)
Dan and Lynn Bolin, Butler County dairy farmers, built their two-story bed and breakfast on the family’s 130-year-old farm.
“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.”
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
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.
Young farmer entrepreneurs can win up to $7,500.
Applications for Iowa Farm Bureau's young farmer entrepreneur contest are due Sept 1.
Online seminar provides farmers and their families with skills to identify and manage stress.
Agreement with Buena Vista University provides tuition discounts for employees.
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.