Ad-Express and Daily Iowegian, Centerville, IA

August 21, 2013

Beginning and young livestock producer peer group forming

The Daily Iowegian

---- — Iowa State University Extension and Outreach and partner commodity organizations are forming a young livestock producer peer group in southeast Iowa counties.

An Aug. 24 kick-off meeting is being held in Albia. It will begin at 4 p.m. at the Monroe County Extension office, 219 B Ave. West in Albia and proceed to the Tim Kaldenberg farm.

Inaugural topics will include beginning farmer issues, cover crop considerations, and a tour of the Kaldenberg’s operation. Joe Sellers and Mark Carlton, ISU specialists will facilitate the discussions.

A dinner of homemade meat loaf, chips, baked beans and pie is included and there is no charge for the event and it is open to all.

RSVP by Aug. 22 by contacting the Monroe County Extension office at (641) 932-5612. For further details or for thoughts on future meetings contact Colin Johnson, project coordinator at (515) 291-9287 or

The peer group is one of several in the state creating the Beginning and Young Livestock Producer Success Network. The Network’s aim is to connect young livestock enthusiasts with business management and production resources in the industry through education, tours, mentoring and social networking.

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