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CULTIVATING LOVE: Singles In Agriculture

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Men and women attending a weekend singles convention already know they have one thing in common; a love of farming.

The four day Singles in Agriculture Convention kicked off on Thursday and wrapped up Sunday.

The goal of the event, held in Cedar Rapids, is to bring in rural singles for the chance to meet each other and maybe cultivate a romance.

If having a common interest wasn’t enough to get the romance going, attendees could participate in group activities, such as dance lessons

“A lot of people that are single and they have the qualifications and we just get together,” explains Marilyn Carhoff, treasurer of Iowa-Wisconsin SIA. “We end up being one great big family. People have been in it since it started so they’re lifetime friends.”

There are currently about a 1,000 people in 41 states who belong to Singles in Agriculture.