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