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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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Halls family hosts new hog barn open house

Event to highlight new environmental safeguards, economics and technology WEST DES MOINES, Iowa – December 6, 2019 – Families, neighbors and community members are invited to tour the Kyle Halls family new hog barn, enjoy a complimentary lunch and visit with members of the family to learn more about how they raise livestock, use technology...

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Doing it Right for 15 Years

Contact:  Brian Waddingham, Executive Director Coalition to Support Iowa’s Farmers 515.225.5531 /  bwaddingham@supportfarmers.com 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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Aquaculture Conference Slated for March 22-23

Experts to share opportunities and strategies for entering fish and shrimp farming The Coalition to Support Iowa’s Farmers (CSIF) is hosting the 2019 Aquaculture Conference on March 22 – 23 to provide farmers information about Iowa’s newest emerging livestock industry. The event, co-sponsored by Iowa State University and the North Central Regional Aquaculture Center, will...

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Coalition to Support Iowa’s Farmers Hosts Cattle Barn Open House

WEST DES MOINES, IOWA – August 16, 2018 – The Coalition to Support Iowa’s Farmers (CSIF) partnered with Alan and Sara Mohr of Marengo to host an open house celebrating their new 999 head cattle barn on August 3rd. Friends and family, farmers and community members, and legislatures and supervisors were all in attendance to...

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Mohr Family Hosts Cattle Barn Open House

Event to Highlight Environmental Safeguards and Animal Care   WEST DES MOINES, Iowa – July 16, 2018 – Farmers interested in learning about the benefits of raising cattle under roof are invited to attend an open house at the Mohr family farm to tour Alan and Sara Mohr’s new cattle building on Friday, August 3...

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Coalition to Support Iowa’s Farmers Partners with Iowa State Fair’s ‘Avenue of Breeds’

Contact: Brian Waddingham, Coalition to Support Iowa’s Farmers, 800-932-2436, bwaddingham@supportfarmers.com In celebration of Iowa’s diverse livestock industry, the Coalition to Support Iowa’s Farmers (CSIF) is proudly sponsoring the “Avenue of Breeds” at the Iowa State Fair for the eighth year in a row. The 2018 Iowa State Fair runs August 9 – 19 and the...

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Rob and Char Brenneman and Family From Washington County Named Wergin Good Farm Neighbor Award Winners

For Immediate Release Contact: Dustin Vande Hoef Tuesday, May 1, 2018 515/281-3375 or 515/326-1616 (cell) ROB AND CHAR BRENNEMAN AND FAMILY FROM WASHINGTON COUNTY NAMED WERGIN GOOD FARM NEIGHBOR AWARD WINNERS Award to be presented May 4 at the Brenneman’s farm in rural Washington DES MOINES – Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig today announced...

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Glick Family Receives Wergin Good Farm Neighbor Award

WEST DES MOINES, IOWA – April 12, 2018 – Rob and Amy Glick and family were honored with the Wergin Good Farm Neighbor Award on Friday, March 23rd, at the Cedar County Fairgrounds in Tipton, Iowa. Over 100 friends, family members and industry representatives were in attendance. Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig presented the...

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Jolene and Kirk Pisel From Humboldt County Named Wergin Good Farm Neighbor Award Winners

Contact: Dustin Vande Hoef 515/281-3375 or 515/326-1616 (cell) JOLENE AND KIRK PISEL FROM HUMBOLDT COUNTY NAMED WERGIN GOOD FARM NEIGHBOR AWARD WINNERS Award to be presented April 11 at the Gilmore City Cafe DES MOINES – Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig today announced that Jolene and Kirk Pisel who own and operate JoKir’s Wild...

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