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Wulfekuhle Family received the Wergin Good Farm Neighbor Award

Secretary Naig awards Buchanan County family for their leadership in agriculture DES MOINES, Iowa (Oct. 2, 2020) – Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig presented the Wergin Good Farm Neighbor Award to the Wulfekuhle family today. Al and Kathy Wulfekuhle are pig farmers in Quasqueton, Iowa. The award was presented live on WHO Radio’s The Big Show. “As...

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Joe and Randy Takes from Buchanan County receive the Wergin Good Farm Neighbor Award

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Keely Coppess 515-281-3375 or 515-326-1616 (cell) Keely.Coppess@iowaagriculture.gov Brothers recognized for outstanding leadership in agriculture DES MOINES, Iowa (Feb. 4, 2020) – The Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship will present the Wergin Good Farm Neighbor Award to Joe and Randy Takes, cattle farmers from Buchanan County. The award will be given at the...

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Secretary Naig Honors Max Schmidt with the Wergin Good Farm Neighbor Award

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Keely Coppess 515-281-3375 or 515-326-1616 (cell) Keely.Coppess@iowaagriculture.gov Max Schmidt, pork producer from Howard County, will be honored at the 2020 Iowa Pork Congress DES MOINES, Iowa (Jan. 20, 2020) – Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig will present the Wergin Good Farm Neighbor Award to Max Schmidt, owner of KMAX Farms...

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Good Farm Neighbor Award Nominations Open

Do you know farmers who go above and beyond to be excellent producers, neighbors, and stewards of the land? The Coalition to Support Iowa’s Farmers (CSIF), in partnership with WHO and WMT radio’s “The Big Show” and the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship, is now accepting nominations for the 2020 Wergin Good Farm...

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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, gglenister@supportfarmers.com 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 all...

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Wergin Good Farm Neighbor Award Honors Farmers Who Lead by Example

Promoting good neighbor-to-neighbor relations is a key component of the Coalition to Support Iowa’s Farmers’ approach to responsible livestock production. To showcase the example set by Iowa livestock farmers who go above and beyond as environmental and animal stewards, and valuable members of their communities, CSIF sponsors the Wergin Good Farm Neighbor Award, presented monthly to an Iowa farm family.

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Good Farm Neighbor Award Nominations Open

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Gabby Glenister, gglenister@supportfarmers.com, 515.225.5526 WEST DES MOINES, Iowa – November 30, 2018 – Do you know farmers who go above and beyond to be good environmental stewards? The Coalition to Support Iowa’s Farmers (CSIF), in partnership with WHO radio and the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship, encourages...

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Wells Family Receives Wergin Good Farm Neighbor Award

WEST DES MOINES, IOWA – October 3, 2018 – Paul and Jason Wells and family were honored with the 140th  Wergin Good Farm Neighbor Award on Wednesday, September 26, 2018, at their farm in Milton, Iowa. Over 200 friends, family members and industry representatives were in attendance to show support and appreciation for the family....

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Carlson Family Receives Wergin Good Farm Neighbor Award

WEST DES MOINES, IOWA – September 12, 2018 – Jim and Jennifer Carlson and family were honored with the 139thWergin Good Farm Neighbor Award on Friday, August 31, 2018, at the Heartland Bank in Gowrie, Iowa. Over 100 friends, family members and industry representatives were in attendance to show support and appreciation for the family....

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