Youth Heifer Program

Growing Iowa’s Future Farmers.

Youth Heifer Program

Growing Iowa’s Future Farmers.

Youth Heifer Application

Program Guidelines/Eligibility

Applicants must be a 7th or 8th grade student (as of fall of 2024) residing in Adair, Lucas, Madison, Ringgold, or Warren County, Iowa. • Participant must maintain accurate records of income, expenditures and brief summary of activities and submit these records annually. Participant must pay back Midwest Heritage the market value of the bred heifers. The market value is established when the heifers are received. Payment due date is five years after heifers are received. Must be willing to promote Midwest Heritage and the Youth Heifer Program in their community.


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What do you gain from the Youth Heifer Program?

Start Your Herd

Start your herd with three bred heifers and watch your herd grow over the course of five years.

Agriculture Experience

Be responsible for managing the herd, including daily care, records and breeding.

Financial Literacy

Maintain accurate records of income and expenditures during the five-year time period to pay off the heifers.