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Savings Incentive Program Class of 2024
Join us in getting to know the Savings Incentive Program Class of 2024!
The Savings Incentive Program is a two-year program that pairs beginning and aspiring farmers with experienced farmer mentors; provides targeted learning and peer networking opportunities; and offers business planning support and guidance. This year we are welcoming twelve farmers from across the state of Iowa. New this year, we’re also excited to offer additional funds to five farmers of color.
Throughout the program, participants will invest up to $2,400 into their farm savings account. In these two years, they will be working to build their network through farmer-led events and mentoring opportunities. When they leave the program, they will have a business plan to help guide their farm business decisions. After successfully completing the program, Practical Farmers of Iowa matches their savings dollar for dollar, up to $2,400, to use toward the purchase of a farm asset.
Sundog Farm/ Local Harvest CSA | Solon, Iowa
We Arose | Waterloo, Iowa
Jenna and Adam Cook
Clovergold Flower Farm | Newell, Iowa
East Holbrook Chestnut Grove | Parnell, Iowa
Mari Hunt Wassink
Black Earth Gardens | Cedar Rapids, Iowa
West Des Moines, Iowa
Kevin and Kendra Martin
Holdfast Farmstead | Mount Ayr, Iowa
Ashley and Zachary Wenke
Pleasant Grove Homestead | Montezuma, Iowa
Williams Top Soil | Solon, Iowa
Carly and Ethan Zierke
Sweet Season Farm | Decorah, Iowa