Eric Crosman's Testimonial


“I called the Coalition when we wanted to add a hog barn. CSIF’s Kent Mowrer helped us understand the rules and regulations and find the best site for the barn. It only takes one farmer not doing the right thing to have an impact on all of us. I didn’t want to be that farmer, so I called the Coalition.”- Eric and Emily Crosman

When Boone County farmers Eric and Emily Crosman were looking to build a hog barn on their Century Farm near Ogden, they knew they wanted to talk with their neighbors first, but they needed some help. They called the Coalition to Support Iowa’s Farmers (CSIF) for assistance.

CSIF staff helped Eric and Emily understand the rules and regulations that would apply to their particular situation, find the best site and put together a communication plan to talk to neighbors. 

“I called the Coalition when we wanted to add a hog barn,” says Eric. “CSIF’s Kent Mowrer helped us understand the rules and regulations and find the best site for the barn. He also helped my wife, Emily, and me with a plan to talk to our neighbors. It only takes one farmer not doing the right thing to have an impact on all of us. I didn’t want to be that farmer, so I called the Coalition."

Hear more of Crosman's story by watching the video below.