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Farm Credit Services of America Donates $5,000 To Palo Alto County Extension Office

By Staff | Nov 25, 2016

WOMEN LANDS AND LEGACY – Farm Credit Services of America in Emmetsburg is sponsoring the first year of the new chapter of Women Lands and Legacy in Palo Alto and Emmet Counties. A check was presented the Palo Alto county Extension in the amount $5,000 that will cover the expenses for the first year. Farm Credit Service employees are pictured with Angie Strohman, Program Coordinator from Palo Alto County Extension and Lisa Foreburger from Farm Service Agency. Pictured front row: Angie Strohman. Brittany Struecker, Marcia Lapczenski, Lisa Foreburger, Nicole Tifft, Val Weis and Todd Rasmessen. Back Row: Kay Harms, Kevin Kirchhoff, Marcia Lapczenski, Kirk Haack, Val Morton, Stacy Bohl and Danita O’Leary. - Anesa McGregor photo

Farm Credit Services of America (FCSAmerica) donated $5,000 to the Palo Alto County Extension Office to start a Women, Land and Legacy Chapter to serve Palo Alto and Emmet Counties.

An Iowa program founded in 2004, Women, Land and Legacy offers the opportunity to network with other local women to become well-informed decision makers about farm operations, land ownership and conservation.

The Palo Alto County Extension will host informational meetings on Jan. 9, 2017 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Immaculate Conception Parish Center in Graettinger.

“The Palo Alto County Extension anticipates serving more than 100 women in the first year,” said Angie Strohman, Program Coordinator with Palo Alto County Extension. “Women, Land and Legacy is designed to allow participants to decide what programs, projects and information will be offered by their local chapter.”

The Emmetsburg office of FCSAmerica is sponsoring the first year of Women, Land and Legacy in Palo Alto and Emmet Counties. Its $5,000 donation will cover the cost of speakers, educational events and marketing materials.

The donation was presented to representatives with the Palo Alto county Extension at the Emmetsburg office of FCSAmerica on Monday, Nov. 21.

“It is gratifying to be part of a program that shares our goal of helping farm families build a legacy of success,” said Al Patten, FCSAmerica’s Regional Vice President for northwest Iowa.

“Women have always been integral to farm operations,” said Val Morton, Consumer Lending Officer and Community Involvement Coordinator in FCSAmerica’s Emmetsburg office. “Programs like Women, Land and Legacy provide a network for sharing know-how and elevating knowledge.”