An event focusing on Farm Programs will be held Thursday, April 5th at the Van Horne Community Center, 500 1st Street in Van Horne. Registration will begin at 5:30 p.m. with a free dinner (sponsored by Iowa Corn District 6 Committee) and the event following at 6:00 p.m.. The event is hosted by Benton County Women, Land & Legacy (Benton County WLL), RSVP is appreciated by March 27th to Shelby Williams at or 319-472-2161 ext. 3.

Enjoy the evening with staff from the local United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Farm Service Agency (FSA) including the Farm Loan Officer, Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), and a Crop Insurance Agent, all in one room to answer your questions together, at the same time. There will be a panel allowing staff to introduce themselves and provide information on available programs, followed up by questions and discussion. This unique opportunity allows you to walk through different processes and understand how farm programs work.

Benton County WLL is part of a statewide USDA outreach project. Women, Land & Legacy is currently active in nearly thirty Iowa counties and brings together Iowa women interested in agriculture, local food and natural resources to converse, listen, and become empowered for involvement on their landscape and in their communities.

This event is free and open to the public, women are strongly encouraged to attend.

Please RSVP by March 27th to Shelby at or 319-472-2161 ext. 3.

Persons needing accommodations to participate in this event should contact 319-472-2161 ext. 3, TDD# or Federal Relay service at 1-800-877-8339 or by COB of March 27.

USDA is an equal opportunity employer, provider, and lender. USDA and Extension programs are available to all without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, or disability.