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Meet the Savings Incentive Program Class of 2019

After college, Whitney decided to pursue her love of gardening by working at a couple of farming internships before partnering with Jordan Clasen at Grade A Gardens. Together, they farm 12 acres in the growing suburb of Johnston, Iowa, marketing through the Des Moines Farmers Market and to CSA customers. Whitney and Jordan have six acres of certified organic fruit and vegetables; two acres of garlic; 300 egg-laying chickens; and bees. As Grade A Gardens continues to expand, Whitney and Jordan want to become more efficient and sustainable. They also plan to increase their production of storage crops to extend their marketing season.

Whitney applied to the Savings Incentive Program to gain a better business planning background; foster new relationships with PFI farmers and other agriculture experts; and to work towards a goal that will help their farm grow.

Learn more here about the Savings Incentive Program.