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Youth Heifer Program

Thank you for your interest in the award – winning Midwest Heritage Youth Heifer Program. The purpose of this program is to help youth get a start in the beef cattle business by awarding bred heifers to program recipients chosen based on merit, future goals and ability to care for the heifers.

Midwest Heritage will grant up to five students in 7th or 8th grade three bred heifers each. The program will span five years and during this time, recipients are responsible for management of the herd to include daily care, record-keeping and breeding. At the conclusion of the five years, recipients are responsible for paying back the current market value of three bred heifers.

Students from Fremont, Lucas, Madison, Wayne and Warren County are invited to apply. This is an excellent opportunity for youth to increase their knowledge and interest in agriculture.

Program Guidelines /Eligibility

Must be a 7th or 8th grade student from Fremont, Lucas, Madison, Wayne or Warren County, Iowa.

The recipient must maintain accurate records of income and expenditures during the five years; the recipient will be asked to submit these records plus a brief summary of activities annually.

At the end of five years, the recipient is to pay back the Midwest Heritage Youth Heifer Program the current market value of three bred heifers.

Recipient must be willing to promote the Midwest Heritage Youth Heifer Program.

Deadline for applications is October 31, 2017.

Winners will be notified by November 6, 2017.

Awards banquet and dinner will be held on November 15, 2017.

Click Here to Download the PDF Application

For further details about the Midwest Heritage Youth Heifer Program or questions about your application please contact:

Fremont County - Justin Ewalt - 712-890-9603
Lucas County - DeWayne Watters - 641-430-2785
Wayne County - DeWayne Watters - 641-430-2785
Warren County - Wes Rodgers - 515-883-0732
Madison County - Wayne Martens - 515-493-8392

Midwest Heritage was recognized by the Iowa Bankers Association (IBA) for their contributions to their local communities. The IBA’s 2016 Community Betterment First Place Gold Award was presented to Midwest Heritage for their community-based Youth Heifer Program.