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Steve Dolch and Family Honored as Good Farm Neighbors in Montgomery County

ANKENY, IOWA – September 22, 2023 – For over 50 years, Steve Dolch and family have demonstrated their commitment to their land, their livestock, and their community. In recognition of their progressive farming efforts, the Dolch family, of Montgomery County were awarded the Wergin Good Farm Neighbor Award on Friday, September 15th. The Wergin Good...

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Animal Genetic Leaders from Poweshiek County Recognized as Good Farm Neighbors

CHELSEA, IOWA – September 13, 2023 – Iowa Secretary of Agriculture, Mike Naig honored Joe and Francine Behounek as Wergin Good Farm Neighbors during a ceremony held on September 2nd, 2023. Joe and Francine, along with help from their daughter Kate Kiebach, grandson Kade Kiebach, and granddaughter Hadley Kiebach, operate Bawnmore Farms in Poweshiek County. The...

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New Day Dairy Recognized as First Good Farm Neighbors in Butler County

CLARKSVILLE, IOWA – August 25, 2023 – Dan and Lynn Bolin of New Day Dairy were honored as Good Farm Neighbors on August 3rd, 2023, with a ceremony on their Century Farm. They farm just outside of Clarksville in Butler County with help from Dave and Pam Bolin, Dan’s parents. The Wergin Good Farm Neighbor...

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Doug Erlbacher and Family Honored as First Good Farm Neighbors in Crawford County

DOW CITY, IOWA – August 8, 2023 – Dow City farmer Doug Erlbacher received the Wergin Good Farm Neighbor Award on August 1, 2023. Iowa Secretary of Agriculture, Mike Naig, presented Erlbacher and his family with the award. “We are celebrating a great family and their commitment to animal agriculture,” Naig said during the award...

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CSIF Launches Tenth Annual Photo Contest

WEST DES MOINES, IOWA – July 31, 2023 – The Coalition to Support Iowa’s Farmers (CSIF) is launching its tenth annual photo contest beginning August 1st through August 13th.  The 2023 photo contest, designed to celebrate Iowa agriculture. will feature three categories: livestock, land, and people. All Iowans are encouraged to submit a photo that...

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Sac County Turkey Producers Presented with Wergin Good Farm Neighbor Award

EARLY, IOWA – July 24, 2023 – Josh and Kelli Berg were presented with the Wergin Good Farm Neighbor Award by Deputy Iowa Secretary of Agriculture, Grant Menke in a celebration at their farm in Sac County on July 14. To receive the Good Farm Neighbor Award the recipient must be active in their community,...

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Preston Family Recognized as First Good Farm Neighbor Recipients in Kossuth County

SWEA CITY, IOWA – July 21, 2023 – Located on the outskirts of Swea City, Iowa, is Preston Farms, a four-generation family farm that grows corn, soybeans, and alfalfa along with maintaining a cow/calf herd. The farm was established in 1948 by Virgil and Marjorie Preston, today the farm is primarily operated by their son...

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Calhoun County Conservation Leaders Honored with Good Farm Neighbor Award

LAKE CITY, IOWA – July 13, 2023 – Conservation is key to M&M Farms, a multi-generational livestock and crop farm in Lake City, Iowa. M&M Farms, established in 1997, is owned and operated by Mark and Melissa Schleisman. On Friday, July 7, Iowa Secretary of Agriculture, Mike Naig, presented the Wergin Good Farm Neighbor Award...

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Mohr Family Receives Wergin Good Farm Neighbor Award

MAREGNO, IOWA – June 2, 2023 – Alan and Sara Mohr and family received the 171st Wergin Good Farm Neighbor Award on Friday, June 2, 2023, on their family’s farm in Marengo. The Mohrs were joined by nearly 300 friends, family, community members, and industry representatives to celebrate this honor. Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike...

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Coalition Welcomes Klemme as 2023 Communications Intern

WEST DES MOINES, IOWA – June 1, 2023 – The Coalition to Support Iowa’s Farmers (CSIF) is excited to welcome Maddilyn Klemme to the team as their 2023 Communications Intern. Klemme will help advance CSIF’s mission of supporting farmers as they raise livestock responsibly and successfully through assisting with content creation, event planning, and maintaining...

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