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Secretary Naig Honors John and Joan Maxwell with the Wergin Good Farm Neighbor Award

Owners of Cinnamon Ridge Farms recognized for advocacy and conservation practices DES MOINES, Iowa (June 29, 2021) – Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig has presented the Wergin Good Farm Neighbor Award to the John and Joan Maxwell family, owners of Cinnamon Ridge Farms in Donahue, Iowa. “I want to congratulate the Maxwell family on...

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Coalition Welcomes Lekin as 2021 Communications Intern

The Coalition to Support Iowa’s Farmers (CSIF) is excited to welcome Taylor Lekin to the team as their 2021 communication intern.

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Iowa City landscaper joins Green Farmstead Partner Program

West Des Moines, Iowa – March 16, 2021 — Sustainable Landscape Solutions (SLS) of Iowa City has been designated a participating landscape professional in the Coalition to Support Iowa’s Farmers’ (CSIF) Green Farmstead Partner Program. The Green Farmstead Partner program provides information and resources to farmers wanting to plant trees and shrubs around new and existing...

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Solon landscaper joins Green Farmstead Partner program

Ben Harrison of Solon has been designated a participating landscape professional in the Green Farmstead Partner Program. Harrison, an Iowa native, owns and operates EcoScapes IA, a company focused on providing quality service in the areas of trees, ecology and landscaping. The Green Farmstead Partner Program provides information and resources to farmers wanting to plant...

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Iowa Livestock Insider // Winter 2021

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Wulfekuhle Family received the Wergin Good Farm Neighbor Award

Secretary Naig awards Buchanan County family for their leadership in agriculture DES MOINES, Iowa (Oct. 2, 2020) – Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig presented the Wergin Good Farm Neighbor Award to the Wulfekuhle family today. Al and Kathy Wulfekuhle are pig farmers in Quasqueton, Iowa. The award was presented live on WHO Radio’s The Big Show. “As...

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COALITION PROVIDING ASSISTANCE TO LIVESTOCK FARMERS FOLLOWING THE DERECHO

CONTACT: Brian Waddingham, Coalition to Support Iowa’s Farmers 800.932.2436, bwaddingham@supportfarmers.com WEST DES MOINES, Iowa – September 14, 2020 – In response to the damage caused by the derecho that ripped through Iowa on August 10, the Coalition to Support Iowa’s Farmers (CSIF) is providing on-farm resources to help livestock farmers get their questions answered about options...

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The Maschhoffs Invests in the Coalition to Support Iowa’s Farmers

The Maschhoffs, a fifth-generation hog producing family headquartered in Carlyle, Illinois, 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 Maschhoffs have been a long-time supporter of our efforts to work with farm families.  “We’re extremely grateful for...

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Joe and Randy Takes from Buchanan County receive the Wergin Good Farm Neighbor Award

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Keely Coppess 515-281-3375 or 515-326-1616 (cell) Keely.Coppess@iowaagriculture.gov Brothers recognized for outstanding leadership in agriculture DES MOINES, Iowa (Feb. 4, 2020) – The Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship will present the Wergin Good Farm Neighbor Award to Joe and Randy Takes, cattle farmers from Buchanan County. The award will be given at the...

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Secretary Naig Honors Max Schmidt with the Wergin Good Farm Neighbor Award

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Keely Coppess 515-281-3375 or 515-326-1616 (cell) Keely.Coppess@iowaagriculture.gov Max Schmidt, pork producer from Howard County, will be honored at the 2020 Iowa Pork Congress DES MOINES, Iowa (Jan. 20, 2020) – Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig will present the Wergin Good Farm Neighbor Award to Max Schmidt, owner of KMAX Farms...

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