January 11, 2008 – Congrats to Linda!

Linda has worked tirelessly for many years, mainly on her own time, to try to establish a sustainable agriculture program and entrepreneurial farm at Marshalltown Community College where beginning and established farmers could rent a section of a 140 acre farm to start a farming enterprise. 

She just found out that Congressman Tom Latham has agreed that it is a concept whose time has come, so it earned a $250,000 appropriation!  More details are forthcoming.  She’s still waiting for the new farm bill to get through congress to see if there will be a tiny slice of the farm bill for the program as she has met with Senator Harkin and his staff about the concept as well and it was very well received. 

one year ago…