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FSA loans help young dairy farmer with business

Friday, June 24, 2011

Farm Service Agency helps start a young dairy farmer's career.
Farm Service Agency helps start a young dairy farmer's career.

Despite not inheriting a farm, dairy owner Matt Hartwig and his wife Tabitha currently operate a dairy near Athens, Wisconsin, reports Agriculture.com.

Growing up on a small, recreational farm in Minnesota, Hartwig developed a love for animals and always had the goal of working on a dairy farm, the news source reports. In high school, he began to focus on this dream by working for a dairy farmer.

Following stints studying dairy science, veterinary medicine and interning and working on dairy farms in Oregon and Wisconsin, Hartwig took out a loan from the Farm Service Agency (FSA) for his first farm, states the news source. This was a Wisconsin property he ran for out-of-town owners, but soon he and his family moved to nearby Athens and bought their own farm with another loan for new farmers from the FSA.

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