Iowa Livestock Insider - November 2017


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Brian Waddingham | Executive Director

Aquaculture Gaining Momentum in the Midwest, Attracting Iowa Farmers

The forecast for global seafood demand suggests Iowa’s fish and shrimp farmers can expect substantial growth and market development in the aquaculture industry, according to experts at the Coalition to Support Iowa’s Farmers (CSIF) 2017 Aquaculture Conference held this week in Ames.


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Suspicious Activity Observed Around Livestock Buildings

We've recently received several reports from farmers regarding unwanted persons being found on farm premises. Don't let your farm become a target for theft and vandalism. Take proactive measures to protect your farm, your family and your livestock from harm.


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Save the Date: Jan 17th | 10 - 4:30 P.M.

2018 Farming for the Future Conference

More information about the event will be available in mid-December. 

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Farm Credit Services of America Supports Livestock Through Investment in CSIF

“FCSAmerica is proud to renew our support of the Coalition to Support Iowa’s Farmers. Agriculture is the lifeblood of Iowa, responsible for one out of every five Iowan’s going to work, accounting for a total of 418,777 jobs." - Jim Knuth, Senior Vice President, FCSA

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Planting Monarch Habitat

Although harvest season is still on the minds of many Iowa farmers, now is a good time to start thinking about planting monarch habitat. Visit our Green Farmstead Partner Blog or to learn more.

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Support Farmers Partner: Joe Morris

"Aquaculture is a good fit in Iowa because we have the culture and resources to make it successful. Aquaculture is a form of agriculture, so it is important we partner with organizations like the Coalition to create a strong network farmers can trust." - Dr. Joe Morris, Iowa State University