Glenister Joins Coalition to Support Iowa's Farmers


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Brian Waddingham | Executive Director

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa – January 5, 2018 – Gabrielle Glenister has been named Assistant Field Specialist for the Coalition to Support Iowa’s Farmers (CSIF).

Glenister will communicate the Coalition’s mission and services by sharing the success stories of Iowa’s farm families who have grown their livestock farms successfully and responsibly using on-farm best management practices.

Other responsibilities will include leading the organization’s farmer education efforts, including the annual Farming for the Future Conference, coordinating the popular Gary Wergin Good Farm Neighbor Award, and networking with the state’s livestock and poultry leaders to provide timely assistance to farm families to help them manage changes to their farms. 

A native of New York state, Glenister grew up on a diversified crop and livestock farm near the town of Pulaski. She graduated from Iowa State University in 2014 with a bachelor’s degree in agricultural communications.

“The Coalition has been a trusted resource for Iowa farm families wanting to remain viable on the land and active in their communities for more than thirteen years,” said CSIF Executive Director Brian Waddingham. “Gabrielle will help maintain and advance the Coalition’s reputation as a prompt, reliable and trusted resource for livestock and poultry farmers.” 

The Coalition to Support Iowa’s Farmers was created by farmers to help farmers raise livestock successfully and responsibly. It’s a joint partnership involving the Iowa Beef Industry Council, Iowa Cattlemen’s Association, Iowa Corn Growers Association, Iowa Farm Bureau Federation, Iowa Pork Producers Association, Iowa Poultry Association, Iowa Soybean Association, Iowa Turkey Federation and Midwest Dairy Association.

The non-profit, non-partisan organization provides assistance to farmers at no cost. CSIF does not lobby or develop policy. Farm families wanting a helping hand can contact the coalition at 1-800-932-2436.