Latest News — Good Farm Neighbor

GFN Anniversary Release Header
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...

Read More
IMG_5600
Secretary Naig Honors the Schmidt Family with the Wergin Good Farm Neighbor Award

Hancock County family recognized at 2024 Iowa Pork Congress in Des Moines.

Read More
COM_5691
Steve Dolch and Family Honored as Good Farm Neighbors in Montgomery County

ANKENY, IOWA – September 22, 2023 – For over 50 years, Steve Dolch and family have demonstrated their commitment to their land, their livestock, and their community. In recognition of their progressive farming efforts, the Dolch family, of Montgomery County were awarded the Wergin Good Farm Neighbor Award on Friday, September 15th. The Wergin Good...

Read More
Dolch GFN Web Header
Secretary Naig to Present the Steve and Linda Dolch Family with the Wergin Good Farm Neighbor Award

Montgomery County farm family recognized for their passion for service and commitment to their community.

Read More
COM_4680
Animal Genetic Leaders from Poweshiek County Recognized as Good Farm Neighbors

CHELSEA, IOWA – September 13, 2023 – Iowa Secretary of Agriculture, Mike Naig honored Joe and Francine Behounek as Wergin Good Farm Neighbors during a ceremony held on September 2nd, 2023. Joe and Francine, along with help from their daughter Kate Kiebach, grandson Kade Kiebach, and granddaughter Hadley Kiebach, operate Bawnmore Farms in Poweshiek County. The...

Read More
IMG-4623 - edit
Secretary Naig to Present the Behounek Family with the Wergin Good Farm Neighbor Award

Poweshiek County farm family recognized for service and commitment to their community.

Read More
1-ZRM_5411
New Day Dairy Recognized as First Good Farm Neighbors in Butler County

CLARKSVILLE, IOWA – August 25, 2023 – Dan and Lynn Bolin of New Day Dairy were honored as Good Farm Neighbors on August 3rd, 2023, with a ceremony on their Century Farm. They farm just outside of Clarksville in Butler County with help from Dave and Pam Bolin, Dan’s parents. The Wergin Good Farm Neighbor...

Read More
Erlbacher All
Doug Erlbacher and Family Honored as First Good Farm Neighbors in Crawford County

DOW CITY, IOWA – August 8, 2023 – Dow City farmer Doug Erlbacher received the Wergin Good Farm Neighbor Award on August 1, 2023. Iowa Secretary of Agriculture, Mike Naig, presented Erlbacher and his family with the award. “We are celebrating a great family and their commitment to animal agriculture,” Naig said during the award...

Read More
received_995330378474854 (002)
Secretary Naig to Present New Day Dairy with the Wergin Good Farm Neighbor Award

A pillar of the Clarksville community, the Bolin family has been farming in Butler County since 1890.

Read More
Erlbacher family 2
Secretary Naig to Present the Erlbacher Family with the Wergin Good Farm Neighbor Award

Fifth generation Crawford County farm family recognized for their commitment to their community.

Read More