by Whitney Flach
In Kossuth County the Iowa State University Extension received a $1,000 Working Here Fund grant for a financial management training course for beginning farmers. This grant is provided through Farm Credit Services of America.
Faye Schluter, Kossuth County adult educator said, “The focus of this grant will be on the emerging crisis of identifying and assisting the next generation of farmers to be successful.”
The beginning farmers training will develop and maintain young farmer peer groups that will learn to prepare accurate financial statements and indicators, discuss the implications of those statements and indicators with their lenders and farming partners and to make financial management decision that will help them achieve a satisfactory balance of financial progress and risk.
Farm Credit Services of America awarded $165,855 during the latest grant cycle ending June 30. Angela Vaughan, vice president of retail operations at FCSAmerica’s Emmetsburg office, said, “We are passionate about supporting young and beginning producers.
Kossuth County Extension is one of 108 organizations to receive a Working Here Fund grant in the second quarter of 2016. “Iowa State University Extension Kossuth County is one of the many groups working to ensure the continued strength of rural communities.”