In 2018, Meredith Nunnikhoven launched Barnswallow Flowers & Produce to provide locally grown flowers and produce to consumers in Mahaska County and surrounding counties.
"Launching any entrepreneurial endeavor is hard, especially for beginning farmers, single farmers, LGBTQ farmers, female farmers, farmers of color and new crop farmers.
"The Savings Incentive Program has helped me get started, and I see this program as helpful in creating opportunities for the next generation of farmers and their families. SIP is important beyond the scope of the actual program. The idea of providing structured opportunities can change Iowa for the better." - Meredith Nunnikhoven
Meredith's vision for her farm is to be an emblem of successful, sustainable planning and positive farm practices that allows us to operate into the next 100 years.