Yes, the program in Iowa is called Farm On - http://www.extension.iastate.edu/bfc/farm. We had a friend that used the program and now is in an operation that includes farm ground and a seed dealership. The "retiring" farmer hasn't retired yet but everything is set up for the transition in the next few years.
Thanks for information I am checking it out and I hope that something works out.
My husband and I would love to find young person interested in transitioning. We have a small cow/calf operation, forage based. There is room for expansion, but we can't handle more any more cattle without help. Problem si anyone working fr us would have to have off the farm income for a while. We're in Missouri and very dry at present. 20 cows due to start calving around Sept. 1