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Leading by example

WEST DES MOINES, IOWA – September 19, 2019 – Livestock production is important to Iowa’s economy, contributing $48.5 billion to the state annually, up more than $17 billion from the 2012 U.S. Census of Ag. But Iowa isn’t the only state relying on agriculture. Across the Midwest, other states are hoping to shore up their...

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New study shows Iowa agriculture even stronger driver of state economy, contributing $121.1 billion

One in five Iowans employed by Iowa agriculture   WEST DES MOINES, Iowa – September 6, 2019 – Iowa’s 86,104 family farms continue to be a key driver of Iowa’s economy, contributing 10 percent more to the state economy than in 2012, according to a new study commissioned by the Coalition to Support Iowa’s Farmers...

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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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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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