Mike Kosinski is a third-generation farmer and the owner/ operator of North Country Harvest, a 390-acre grain operation in Westfield. Through his participation in the APR Improvement Program (AIP), Michael received technical and business planning assistance as well as a $75,000 AIP grant for infrastructure improvements. Mike used the funds to purchase a new grain dryer, grain cleaner, and grain bin.
The farm improvements have significantly improved the efficiency and profitability of his farm operation. “I am not sure if I could have continued with the corn-only operation based on prices and the marketplace,” says Mike. “Between the financial planning assistance and the grant funds I received, AIP truly made this operation viable.”