Practical Farmers of Iowa’s Savings Incentive Program is a two-year program that pairs beginning and aspiring farmers with experienced farmer mentors. It provides targeted learning and peer networking opportunities, and offers business planning support and guidance. Upon program completion, Practical Farmers of Iowa matches participants’ savings dollar for dollar, up to $2,400, to use toward the purchase of a farm asset. Applicants must either be farming on their own now and have farmed for five or fewer years, or have some experience working for a farm business. They must reside in Iowa or farm in the state, and they must be members of Practical Farmers of Iowa.
Applications are due by October 11, 2019.