Tag Archives: USDA

Entrepreneurship Update: Can you use the recession to diversify and grow your bottom-line too?

During the Tama County Entrepreneurship Trust’s October meeting, we visited about recent changes affecting the financing landscape in Tama County Iowa. The following six sectors got special attention on account of the attendees’ specific areas of interest and expertise around the table: USDA vs. SBA funding: Now that new federal changes have been announced, what […]

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Industry Update: Commission Breaks Bread with Tama County Farmers

Tama County, Iowa has a core competency in agriculture. Contributing factors include having Tama soil which is one of the most fertile soil types in world, combined with having one of the strongest multi-generational transfer of farming skills. Recognizing the importance and ongoing changes of the industry, the Commission sat down with Tama County ag […]

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Financing Resources Update: USDA has record high funding available for rural counties

“We don’t want Tama County to miss this window of opportunity,” that was the bottom line of the message Brandon Shaw, Tama County’s USDA Community Development Specialist, shared with a group of Tama County leaders last night. He explained that USDA currently has a record high amount of funding to allocate for grants and loans […]

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Round Tables Update: Foundation & USDA in April

A series of round tables designed for Tama County leaders of nonprofits, government, and the financial services sector will be held the last few weeks of April. #1 THE FOUNDATION ROUND TABLE: helping nonprofits and government secure financial resources to improve small town quality of life. Guest Expert: Mindy Gress, Northeast Iowa Community Foundation. Tue, April […]

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