Farming for the Future Conference

Livestock – A Way Back to the Farm


Looking to grow your farm? Is livestock financially feasible for your farm today? What livestock is right for your farm?  Are there cost-share programs available to build livestock barns and feedlots?  What’s the outlook for financing and interest rates? This year’s conference, Financing Your Livestock Farm, featured an overview of the opportunities in livestock agriculture in the state of Iowa, the financial feasibility of raising livestock today and programs that are available to help finance your livestock project. Various opportunities for contract feeding livestock were also presented.

The Coalition to Support Iowa’s Farmers works beside Iowa farm families as they make important management decisions about growing the farm. If you have questions about opportunities in raising livestock, give the Coalition a call for a no-cost and completely confidential farm visit.


Farming for the Future Conference Presentations

Chad Hart – Professor of Economics, Iowa State University

Insight into the markets for the next year.

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Brian Gossling – Chief Specialist, Farm Loan Programs, Farm Service Agency

An overview of the types of loan programs available through the Farm Service Agency.

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Tammy Nebola  & Nicki Howell – Agricultural Development Program Specialists, Iowa Finance Authority

Overview of beginning farmer loan and tax credit programs available through Iowa Finance Authority and requirements.

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Justin Septer – Regional Vice President Business Development, Farm Credit Services of America

Key factors to remember while applying for loans.

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Jessica Downey – Iowa NRCS EQIP Program Coordinator

Information regarding NRCS financial assistance opportunities and how to navigate the process.

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Michael Henderson – Iowa NRCS State Resource Conservationist

An overview of the planning process for livestock operations and rules for EQIP.

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Derek Namanny – Program Planner, Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship

SRF programs and eligibility requirements.

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Brian Waddingham – Executive Director, Coalition to Support Iowa’s Farmers

Opportunities available to livestock producers and how CSIF can help.

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