Youthful Tale County ag business owners become finalists for Iowa Farm Bureau award

What started as a “quarantine task” for Iowa Point out senior Danielle Youngblut blossomed into a sunflower company and turned 1 of two Story County finalists for a statewide agriculture business award.

Youngblut’s small business, Gravel Street Sunflowers, and Iowa Point out alum and Ames resident Ray Schmidt’s business enterprise, Farm Tale Meats, capable as finalists for the second annual “Improve Your Long run Award.” The two both equally bought their start out as scholar entrepreneurs. 

“It just brought a little little bit much more happiness to me,” Youngblut said. “It gave me a venture that I could perform on, it gave me goals that I could concentrate on and it also brought me a large amount of persons instantly to my enterprise that I interacted with and socialize with.”

The Iowa Farm Bureau created the “Grow Your Foreseeable future Award” to support younger agricultural business owners. The winner will acquire $7,500 money prize, second spot will obtain $5,000 and third position will acquire $2,500.

Youngbut, an agricultural business and promotion scholar, started out Gravel Road Sunflowers as a way to get outdoors immediately after she and other Iowa Condition students ended up shut indoors to full the spring semester online. Her grandparents provided a piece of their land in Rowley, Iowa, and Yougblut obtained to operate. 

Danielle Youngblut, an Iowa State senior, decided a sunflower business would be her quarantine project. She became a finalist for the Iowa Farm Bureau's "Grow Your Business Award."

“The aim was for me to come across a undertaking that was outside simply because I was tired of becoming cooped up inside of,” Youngblut explained. “I would say there is certainly definitely a mastering curve. I experienced no prior knowledge with sunflowers.”

Youngblut investigated on the internet and integrated various coloured sunflowers. She said she has new tips for up coming sunflower time. Irrespective of not having encounter, Youngblut was raised to have a eco-friendly thumb.