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Private Farm

12 Susan plants flowers 2014

Get Involved Today!
Discover how you can become a private or commodity farmer with Feed Iowa First. Contact us for more information.

As a community member, you can donate your personal land as a private farm to help the efforts of Feed Iowa First.  Just by opening up your lawn, you can grow vegetables that feed the hungry in Linn County.

We are excited to have Angie join the team as our very first private farm participant.

 Commodity Farm

If you’re a local commodity farmer, you can donate the use of your land and time. Feed Iowa First will bring in large commercial vegetable equipment and help beginning farmers with production needs.  When you donate the produce from your farm, you’re eligible for up to $5,000 in tax credits.


Doug, a commodity farmer, produced around 4,000 pounds of green beans for Feed Iowa First in 2014.