“This (program) has huge potential. We’re excited about being a part of this initiative because we can help farmers beautify their livestock facilities, create better relationships with neighbors and conserve energy.” —Tim Egli, owner of Egli Landscapes, Wayland, IA
Landscapers and nursery professionals interested in helping green Iowa’s livestock farms can contact the Coalition to Support Iowa’s Farmers (CSIF) at 1-800-932-2436.
CSIF will then arrange for you to participate in a Green Farmstead Partner program orientation workshop. It will familiarize you with the goals of the program and considerations to keep in mind when working with a farm family on the implementation of a vegetative environmental buffer.
As a professional participating in the program, the Coalition to Support Iowa’s Farmers will provide cost-share dollars for the technical assistance you provide farm families. This money is intended to cover the cost of your time consulting and putting a plan together for the livestock or poultry farmer. Once you've participated in a Green Farmstead Partner orientation workshop, you’ll receive information about the program to display at your place of business and will be eligible for the $250 cost-share.
To apply for the $250 cost-share, please provide the following information to the Coalition to Support Iowa’s Farmers in an invoice format (Attn: Rita Cook, firstname.lastname@example.org):
- Your name and company name
- Your address, phone number and email address
- Best Time of Day to Reach You
- Farmer Name
- Farmer Address
- Farmer Cell Phone Number
You’ll then be asked to mail/fax/e-mail a copy of the plan to CSIF:
Coalition to Support Iowa’s Farmers
P.O. Box 9127
Des Moines, IA 50306-9127