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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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Brenneman Family Receives Wergin Good Farm Neighbor Award

WEST DES MOINES, IOWA – May 18, 2018 – Rob and Char Brenneman and family were honored with the Wergin Good Farm Neighbor Award on Friday, May 4, 2018, at their farm in Washington, Iowa. Nearly 250 friends, family members and industry representatives were in attendance, making it one of our largest events to date....

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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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Kerns Family Receives Good Farm Neighbor Award
Kerns Family Receives Wergin Good Farm Neighbor Award

Taylor county farmers Steve & Becky Kerns received the Wergin Good Farm Neighbor Award during the Iowa Pork Congress on January 24, 2018. Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey proudly presented the Kerns family with the award in recognition of their dedication to livestock, the land, and love for community. As a leader in swine...

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Sheets Family Recognized as First Good Farm Neighbor Winners in Chickasaw County

Leon Sheets says every day is a great day to be a pig farmer. That’s the mantra he lives by each morning when he gets out of bed and heads to his hog barns. Pigs are Leon’s passion, which is why he and his wife, Barb, focus on good stockmanship and also service in their...

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Clarke County Family Wins Good Farm Neighbor Award, Attributes Success to Neighbors

In 2001, fourth generation farmer Tim Lupkes planted new farm roots near Osceola, Iowa, when he took a job as a lineman with Clarke Electric Cooperative. Relocating to a new community with different farming terrain presented challenges for the Lupkes family, but thanks to the support of their rural neighborhood, Tim and his wife, Beva,...

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Story County Pork Producer Recognized with Good Farm Neighbor Award

Dave Struthers, Story County pork producer and past president of the Iowa Pork Producers Association (IPPA), has dedicated his farming career not only to raising crops and livestock, but being an active member of his local and statewide farming community. “I think it’s everybody’s responsibility to speak on behalf of whatever business they do,” Dave...

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Alexander Family to Receive Good Farm Neighbor Award

West Des Moines, Iowa – September 13, 2016 – The Coalition to Support Iowa’s Farmers (CSIF) commends the Alexander family of Wayne County for their outstanding efforts as a neighbors and community leaders. They have been named recipients of the Wergin Good Farm Neighbor award. Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey will present the award...

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Manure Management: Doing the Simple Things First

When it comes to manure, doing one thing to improve management practices is better than doing nothing at all. The “Manure: Your Fertilizer Source Workshop”, sponsored by the Coalition to Support Iowa’s Farmers (CSIF), provided the tools and know-how to apply simple on-farm manure management practices. Farmers and agribusiness professionals from across the state attended...

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Farson Livestock, LLC Hosts New Hog Barn Open House

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa – November 10, 2015 – Families, neighbors and community members are invited to tour Farson Livestock LLC’s new hog barn, enjoy a complimentary lunch and visit with members of the Sterling and Vandehaar families to learn more about how they raise livestock, use technology to care for them and safeguard the...

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