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Secretary Naig Honors Moser Family with Wergin Good Farm Neighbor Award

Pork producers and row crop farmers from Lyon County recognized for outstanding leadership in agriculture

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Secretary Naig Honors Andrew Kaldenberg with Wergin Good Farm Neighbor Award

Poultry producer and environmental steward from Adair County recognized for outstanding leadership in agriculture

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Dwight Dial - Good Farm Neighbor Award
Secretary Naig Honors Dwight Dial with Wergin Good Farm Neighbor Award

Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig presented the Wergin Good Farm Neighbor Award to Dwight Dial, a pork and lamb producer and row crop farmer in Calhoun County, on Thursday, March 31 at the Lake City Community Memorial Building.

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Travis Family - Good Farm Neighbor Award Winners
Beef and pork producers from Union County recognized for outstanding leadership in agriculture

Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig today presented the Wergin Good Farm Neighbor Award to the Travis family, owners of Travis Feeders located in Creston, Iowa.

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Ehlers Family from Buena Vista County receive the Wergin Good Farm Neighbor Award

Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig presented the Wergin Good Farm Neighbor Award to Mike and Michelle Ehlers and family, pork producers in Buena Vista County. The award was presented at Iowa Pork Congress in Des Moines on January 26th.

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Good Farm Neighbors have good stories to tell

Cinnamon Ridge Farms near Donahue is a Good Farm Neighbor. John and Joan Maxwell produce high quality milk and beef, sell their award-winning cheese and other products through their on-farm store, partner with Food Rescue Partnership to reduce food waste, support the local FFA, host a summer farm camp for kids and give tours of...

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Eric Weber Receives the Wergin Good Farm Neighbor Award

Secretary Naig awards Audubon County family for leadership in agriculture DES MOINES, Iowa (July 1, 2021) – Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig presented the Wergin Good Farm Neighbor Award to Audubon County farmer, Eric Weber, and his family today at the Audubon Recreation Center in Audubon, Iowa. “I want to congratulate the Weber family for...

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Secretary Naig Honors John and Joan Maxwell with the Wergin Good Farm Neighbor Award

Owners of Cinnamon Ridge Farms recognized for advocacy and conservation practices DES MOINES, Iowa (June 29, 2021) – Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig has presented the Wergin Good Farm Neighbor Award to the John and Joan Maxwell family, owners of Cinnamon Ridge Farms in Donahue, Iowa. “I want to congratulate the Maxwell family on...

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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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