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Through the Gate // May 2024

Committed To Doing Things Right Brian Waddingham, CSIF executive director, took the call and came to Dickinson County near Spirit Lake to see Lambert’s farm for himself. “Making that call is one of the best things I’ve done for my family and my farm,” says Lambert. Lambert wanted to move his cattle into confinement. The...

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Through the Gate // April 2024

  CSIF – Because Confidence Matters   Bryce and Brian Sampson of Story County are confident they can handle anything that comes at them in their crop and livestock operation. Raising the next generation on the farm has the father and son duo confident in the future. A 2020 derecho has them confident they can...

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Through the Gate // March 2024

  ALBERT FAMILY PRESENTED WITH THE 180TH WERGIN GOOD FARM NEIGHBOR AWARD   Valley Green Farms is a multi-generational family farm located near Brandon in Northeast Iowa. Operated since 1972 by Craig and Judy Albert, the operation also includes their son Jordan Albert, as well as daughter Jackie Aberle, son-in-law Shawn Aberle, and their children...

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Through the Gate // February 2024

  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...

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Through the Gate // January 2024

  Schmidt Family Farms Named First Good Farm Neighbors in Hancock County     Schmidt Family Farms, which was designated as a Century Farm in 2011, is owned and operated by brothers Jamie and his wife Beth Schmidt and Lonnie and his wife Christine Schmidt of rural Garner. The multi-generational family farm also consists of...

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Through the Gate // December 2023

  A Look Back at 2023   Despite the ongoing challenges with markets and the weather, the Coalition to Support Iowa’s Farmers (CSIF) was busy helping livestock farmers grow successfully and responsibly in 2023. CSIF staff continued to see steady interest from farmers wanting to add livestock to help diversify their operations as well as...

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Through the Gate // November 2023

  Farming for the Future Conference     ***Registration, including a complimentary lunch, is free if completed by November 27. A $20.00 fee will be charged for registrations after November 27. REGISTER     Landscape Legends Learn more about one of our newest Green Farmstead Partners. Landscape Legends is based out of Ames, IA and...

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Through the Gate // October 2023

  Porktober & Partnerships October is Pork Month in Iowa. Also known as “Porktober,” this month-long celebration is the perfect time to highlight CSIF’s partnership with Iowa Pork. CEO of the Iowa Pork Producers Association, Pat McGonegle, shares what makes this partnership beneficial to Iowa’s hog farmers.       Managing Nutrients & Manure  ...

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Through the Gate // September 2023

  National Good Neighbor Day   There’s a lot to celebrate on National Good Neighbor Day! Since 2004, the Wergin Good Farm Neighbor Award has been awarded to 178 livestock farmers across Iowa. Each award is a celebration of the good things being done every day on Iowa’s livestock farms. Know a Good Farm Neighbor?...

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Through the Gate // August 2023

View this email in Mailchimp   Join us at the Fenceline   Since 2004, Iowa livestock farmers have turned to the Coalition to Support Iowa’s Farmers for free, confidential, and expert assistance in raising livestock responsibly and successfully. Join us at the fenceline and hear from industry experts and farmers about topics important to livestock...

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