Iowa Valley RC&D is starting Farmers Toolshed, an equipment and tool sharing program based at the Johnson County Historic Poor Farm. Farmers Toolshed will offer local farmers access to specialized or rarely used equipment at fair rental rates. The program will provide access to equipment that isn’t needed everyday, unaffordable and/or will allow farmers to try out a piece of equipment before purchasing their own.
Iowa Valley RC&D will manage the program’s operation with the oversight of the farmer committee. At this time, we need an initial committee of farmers to help set equipment rental rates, the value of shares, and make decisions that guide this program. We hope to get a first meeting together in July this year.
Members will receive an initial stipend of $100. Fill out the survey below if you are interested in being on the committee and would like to know more.
If you are interested in donating equipment, funding, or contributing services to the program, please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org.