Latest News — Anniversary

Committed to Doing Things Right

Mike Lambert heard about the Coalition to Support Iowa’s Farmers (CSIF) while listening to the radio one day. He was a young farmer looking at possible avenues for growth. He was farming with his family, renting ground, and working an off-farm, part-time job. He knew he liked working with cattle. The radio spot encouraged people...

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Growing the Ag Environment

Ryan and Lana Reed of Wapello County spent an almost-spring-like March day tending to the windbreak near two of their hog barns. Planted in 2010, the fast-growing austree hybrid willow trees, common in new windbreaks for providing cover until other trees grow to maturity, were nearing the end of their life. “We don’t need them...

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CSIF – Because confidence matters

Bryce and Brian Sampson of Story County are confident they can handle anything that comes at them in their crop and livestock operation. Raising the next generation on the farm has the father and son duo confident in the future. A 2020 derecho has them confident they can handle catastrophe. The Coalition to Support Iowa’s...

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20 Years of Being Good Farm Neighbors

“The Wergin Good Farm Neighbor Award just speaks of Iowa. It defines us,” says WHO Radio Farm Broadcaster Bob Quinn. WHO Radio, along with the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship, and the Coalition to Support Iowa’s Farmers present the award to Iowa farmers who take pride in doing things right and who go...

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Who ya gonna call?

  WEST DES MOINES, IOWA – September 24, 2019 – “I don’t know anyone who doesn’t want to leave their farm in better shape than they found it,” says Scott Niess of Mitchell County. He and his wife, Julie, have a 1,500 head feedlot near Osage. It takes about 90% of the corn they raise...

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CSIF Announces Scholarship Recipients in Celebration of 15th Anniversary

  Contact: Gabby Glenister, 515.225.5526, WEST DES MOINES, IOWA – June 10, 2019 – The Coalition to Support Iowa’s Farmers (CSIF) has selected 15 exceptional students from across the state of Iowa who will receive a $250 scholarship in celebration of their 15th anniversary in 2019. The students selected through the application process are...

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Doing it Right for 15 Years

Contact:  Brian Waddingham, Executive Director Coalition to Support Iowa’s Farmers 515.225.5531 / WEST DES MOINES, IOWA – April 4, 2019 – The Coalition to Support Iowa’s Farmers (CSIF) celebrates its 15th anniversary this year; marking a decade and a half of helping Iowa successfully and responsibly grow its livestock industry. Farming practices have changed,...

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