AgVA welcomes Linda Upmeyer to RDP’s Governing Board

(Forest City, IA) July 17, 2020: Rural Development Partners (RDP) is pleased to announce that Linda Upmeyer has joined the RDP Governing Board. Linda is completing her ninth, and final, term in the Iowa Legislature where she most recently served as Speaker of the House from 2016-2020. Prior to becoming Speaker, Linda led the caucus as House Majority Leader from …

AgVA congratulates RDP, an AgVA subsidiary, on their $65 Million NMTC Award

(Forest City, IA) July 15, 2020:  Rural Development Partners (RDP) is proud to announce receiving $65 million in New Market Tax Credit (NMTC) authority from the U.S. Treasury’s CDFI Fund. The NMTC program allows RDP to provide flexible financing options that support the health and sustainability of highly distressed rural communities throughout America. This is RDP’s ninth NMTC award for …

Congratulations to AgVA Board Director Jill Euken and family

EUKEN-MYERS FAMILY NAMED 2020 IOWA ENVIRONMENTAL STEWARDSHIP AWARD WINNERS AG/OUTDOOR, NEWS April 22nd, 2020 by Ric Hanson Officials with the Iowa Cattlemen’s Association report the Euken-Myers family from Cass County, have been selected as the 2020 Environmental Stewardship Program Award Winners. The ICA chooses an outstanding cattle operation to nominate for the regional award each year. The regional winners for the …

“Kids in the Kitchen’ Day Camp

How much time does it take to prepare healthy, nutritious snacks? The kids of Mitchell County now know. At the day camp, kids learned about germs, basic food safety, and taste tested their work. Everyone received a recipe packet to replicate the foods for their own families. The colorful kitchen equipment was purchased with a generous grant from Ag Ventures …