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Starting Out Right – The Tjelmelands of Story County

Lucas and Krista Tjelmeland are exactly the kind of young farmers Iowa, and agriculture, needs and wants to attract. At age 28, Lucas is the fifth generation of Tjelmelands to farm in Story County. The tradition comes with a strong background in livestock and land stewardship practices. Like many of today’s young producers, farming is all Lucas ever really wanted to do.

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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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Coalition to Support Iowa’s Farmers Launches New Website

  The Coalition to Support Iowa’s Farmers (CSIF) announced today the launch of its new website — www.supportfarmers.com. The site is full of new content featuring livestock information, program updates, farm families CSIF has worked with and easy, user-friendly navigation. “Our new website is specifically designed to help Iowa livestock farmers successfully and responsibly manage...

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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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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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Iowa Select Partners with CSIF's GFP program
Partnership Launched to Plant Windbreaks on Hog Farms

WEST DES MOINES, IOWA– May 31, 2018 —The Coalition to Support Iowa’s Farmers (CSIF) announced a new partnership with Iowa Select Farms to plant trees on each of their farms through CSIF’s Green Farmstead Partner program.The partnership was announced recently at an open house near Williams for a new hog finisher. CSIF’s Green Farmstead Partner...

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Huhe Family Receives Wergin Good Farm Neighbor Award

WEST DES MOINES, IOWA – May 31, 2018 – Tim and Diana Huhe and family were honored with the 135th Wergin Good Farm Neighbor Award on Wednesday, May 30, 2018, at the Featherlite Center at the Howard County Fairgrounds. Nearly 100 friends, family members and industry representatives were in attendance to show support and appreciation...

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CSIF Survey Shows Livestock Farming Interest Strong Among Iowa Youth

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa – May 29, 2018 – According to a recent survey of Iowa FFA members, 66 percent of students indicated they plan to farm after completing their education with 92 percent of those students interested in raising livestock or a combination of livestock with crops. The survey was conducted by the Coalition...

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