Green Farmstead Partner Program
“If you’re thinking about doing something on your farm, it helps to talk to someone and get reassurance about your decision. CSIF is always ready and willing to give you good information about rules and regulations, planting trees and talking to your neighbors about plans for your farm.”
- Bruce Wessling, crop and hog farmer from Grand Junction
The Green Farmstead Partner program was created by farmers to help other farmers who are interested in establishing windbreaks. It is offered by the Coalition to Support Iowa’s Farmers with the help of Trees Forever and the Iowa Nursery and Landscape Association.
This unique initiative provides information on tree and shrub plantings for livestock farms and offers the expertise of nineteen nursery professionals around the state. In other words, it is here to help you determine what you want from a tree planting, figure out how to accomplish it and get it in the ground and growing!
All livestock farmers are eligible for the program, whether you are in the initial planning stages of building a livestock barn or have raised livestock for years. Or, if you already have an existing grove in need of an upgrade, we can help revitalize it to maximize the overall effectiveness.
To learn more, call 1-800-932-2436 and be sure to visit these pages:
Thanks to the sponsors of the Green Farmstead Partner program, the resources provided are available to farm families at no cost!