Tuesday, April 4, 2017 from 8:30 AM to 11:00 AM CDT
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Kirkwood Community College 
6301 Kirkwood Blvd. SW
Horticulture Bldg., Room 141
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404

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Steve Ferguson 
Iowa Finance Authority 

Beginning Farmer Regional Workshop 

This is a free opportunity to learn more about the Iowa Agricultural Development Division's Beginning Farmer Programs, including low-interest loans for the purchase of land, buildings and equipment; Iowa tax credits for landowners who lease to beginning farmers; and Iowa tax credits for farmers to hire a beginning farmer for custom work.

8:30-9:00 am: Registration and Coffee
9:00-9:30 am: USDA-Farm Service Agency Beginning Farmer Programs
9:30-10:15 am: Iowa Finance Authority Beginning Farmer Programs
10:15-10:45 am: Community Bankers of Iowa ag leader's panel discussion
Working with and enhancing relationship with an ag lender
Preparing financial statements, cash flows and loan applications
Dos and don'ts to improve your credit scores, etc.
10:45 - 11:00 am: Follow up and adjourn