Each year, more than 1,200 aspiring and beginning farmers come to Practical Farmers of Iowa for help becoming the next generation of farmers. Support for these farmers is vital to grow our food, steward our land and keep our rural communities vibrant.
Many start farming with a passion to work the land, but lack the technical knowledge to build a business. To be successful, beginning farmers need to have knowledge and training in both business management and production.
Our Savings Incentive Program has helped 123 beginning farmers acquire these skills and launch healthy farm businesses.