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Farmers tap CSIF program for tree replacement after derecho

On August 10 of last year, Mark Flamme and his son stood in their machine shed doorway and watched a massive storm, known as a derecho, flatten nearly everything in sight. As trees from the grove went flying by, they pondered making a run for the safety of the nearby house basement. There was a...

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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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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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Coalition to Support Iowa’s Farmers offers windbreak assistance to livestock farmers impacted by the derecho

CONTACT: Brian Waddingham, Coalition to Support Iowa’s Farmers 800.932.2436, bwaddingham@supportfarmers.com WEST DES MOINES, Iowa – August 28, 2020 – The derecho that tore across the U.S. Midwest on Monday, August 10, caused widespread property damage with its hurricane-force winds. The storm left its mark on cities, rural towns and on farms across much of Iowa. It...

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CSIF In-Depth: Green Farmstead Partner Program

The Green Farmstead Partner program was created in 2009 to bridge the gap between farm families who want to plant trees + the nursery professionals who have expertise in tree plantings on farms + in rural areas. It’s offered by the Coalition to Support Iowa’s Farmers with the help of Trees Forever + the Iowa...

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Who ya gonna call?

  WEST DES MOINES, IOWA – September 24, 2019 – “I don’t know anyone who doesn’t want to leave their farm in better shape than they found it,” says Scott Niess of Mitchell County. He and his wife, Julie, have a 1,500 head feedlot near Osage. It takes about 90% of the corn they raise...

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Going Green

WEST DES MOINES, IOWA – June 25, 2019 – More than 70,000 trees have been planted under the Coalition to Support Iowa’s Farmers’ Green Farmstead Partner Program since 2009 when CSIF joined forces with Trees Forever and the Iowa Nursery Landscape Association to encourage farmers to plant windbreaks near their livestock facilities. “First of all,...

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Doing it Right for 15 Years

Contact:  Brian Waddingham, Executive Director Coalition to Support Iowa’s Farmers 515.225.5531 /  bwaddingham@supportfarmers.com WEST DES MOINES, IOWA – April 4, 2019 – The Coalition to Support Iowa’s Farmers (CSIF) celebrates its 15th anniversary this year; marking a decade and a half of helping Iowa successfully and responsibly grow its livestock industry. Farming practices have changed,...

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