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Iowa Master Farmer

Iowa Master Farmers Foundation: Born out of financial necessity

Roots of the Iowa Master Farmer Association reach back to 1926. Although no one knew it at the time, the seed for the Iowa Master Farmer Foundation was sown in 1999.

About half of the current living Iowa Master Farmer Association members had not received the award when the Iowa Master Farmer Foundation was incorporated in 2002. Here we present a brief history of both organizations, plus explain the linkages between them. Iowa Master Farmer Award recipients  automatically become members of both organizations when they receive the award.

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