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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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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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Polk County Cattlemen Invest in Iowa Agriculture

West Des Moines, Iowa –  July 27, 2017  – The Polk County Cattlemen, an affiliate of the Iowa Cattlemen’s Association, affirms its support of Iowa agriculture through an investment in the Coalition to Support Iowa’s Farmers (CSIF). Brian Waddingham, executive director of the Coalition, says the group has stepped forward with an investment to support efforts in...

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Montgomery County Family Preserves Pasture and Traditions with Support from CSIF

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa – July 7, 2017 – Too many wet and muddy spring calving seasons on pasture motivated John McCarthy to explore the idea of calving under roof. In 2014, he contacted the Coalition to Support Iowa’s Farmers (CSIF) for siting assistance with a monoslope calving barn; he wanted to ensure that the...

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John McCarthy Family to Host Calving Barn Open House

Event to Highlight Environmental Safeguards and Animal Care  WEST DES MOINES, Iowa – May 22, 2017 – Farmers interested in learning about the benefits of calving under roof are invited to attend an open house at the John McCarthy family farm, tour their new monoslope calving barn and enjoy a complimentary lunch on Thursday, June...

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Iowa Beef Industry Council Partners with Livestock Coalition

WEST DES MOINES, IA – May 8, 2017 – The Iowa Beef Industry Council (IBIC) has been named the ninth member organization of the Coalition to Support Iowa’s Farmers (CSIF), a collaborative initiative dedicated to helping farm families raise livestock and poultry responsibly and successfully. The Coalition, launched in 2004, has provided assistance to nearly 4,000 farm...

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Calving Under Roof Event Highlights Key Management Considerations for Cow-Calf Producers

Shrinking pasture availability has led many cow-calf producers across the Midwest to consider calving under roof as a viable alternative. That’s why experts at the Coalition to Support Iowa’s Farmers recent Midwest Cow-Calf Symposium were invited to address the key management decisions of raising cows and calves in a confined setting. Nearly 300 beginning and...

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CSIF News Briefs – March 2017

Calving Under Roof Event Highlights Key Management Considerations for Cow-Calf Producers Shrinking pasture availability has led many cow-calf producers across the Midwest to consider calving under roof as a viable alternative. That’s why experts at the Coalition to Support Iowa’s Farmers recent Midwest Cow-Calf Symposium were invited to address the key management decisions of raising...

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