We took the kids out of school this morning for a few hours so they could close on their cow loans. There is a wonderful FSA (Farm Service Agency) program for youth (that are involved in FFA or 4-H) that want to get started owning livestock....including a pretty low interest rate. This is the second time they have done the loan...they both did it about 5 years ago to purchase their first 3 cows and paid that off just recently. They both wanted to increase their cow herd so we let them go through the process again. We may just have a couple of future farmers on our hands!