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20 Years of Being Good Farm Neighbors

“The Wergin Good Farm Neighbor Award just speaks of Iowa. It defines us,” says WHO Radio Farm Broadcaster Bob Quinn. WHO Radio, along with the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship, and the Coalition to Support Iowa’s Farmers present the award to Iowa farmers who take pride in doing things right and who go...

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20 Years and Growing

The Coalition to Support Iowa’s Farmers was formed 20 years ago to support farmers facing unprecedented opposition. Anti-ag groups were targeting livestock farmers, obstructing expansion and adoption of new, science-based practices. Nuisance lawsuits were filed against family farms, threatening their existence. With a vibrant livestock industry crucial to corn and soybean farmers as well as...

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CSIF Provides Update on Livestock Rules and Regulations

West Des Moines, Iowa – December 11, 2023 – The Coalition to Support Iowa’s Farmers is proud to offer vital tools and resources crucial for Iowa’s livestock and poultry farmers to successfully and responsibly grow their farms and help young people return to the farm. The non-profit, non-lobbying organization has seen an uptick in young...

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Experts to Discuss Timely Livestock Regulatory Issues at Farming for the Future Conference

WEST DES MOINES, IOWA – October 19, 2023 – The Coalition to Support Iowa’s Farmers (CSIF) is hosting its eighteenth annual Farming for the Future Conference November 30 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the FFA Enrichment Center in Ankeny. This year’s conference, “Rules, Regulations and the Future of Your Farm,” features a dynamic...

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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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