COALITION POSTPONES GOOD FARM NEIGHBOR AWARD NOMINATIONS UNTIL FALL OF 2021

This year has been anything but normal, and the Coalition to Support Iowa’s Farmers (CSIF) is doing its part to help adjust to these ever-changing times. Due to the global pandemic, we are postponing the Good Farm Neighbor award nomination process until the fall of 2021.

Since 2003, the Wergin Good Farm Neighbor Award has recognized 153 Iowa livestock farmers who go above and beyond as environmental stewards, animal caretakers and community leaders.

Good Farm Neighbor Award

The Wergin Good Farm Neighbor Award recognizes Iowa livestock farmers who take pride in doing things right, and go above and beyond as environmental stewards and animal caretakers. It is an opportunity to tell the story of responsible livestock farming in Iowa, and highlight the families who make it so successful.

 

NOMINEES MUST MEET FOUR CRITERIA
  1. Family operation
  2. Active in their community
  3. Produce livestock or poultry to the highest animal care standards
  4. Dedicated to conservation and/or environmental stewardship on their land

 

The Wergin Good Farm Neighbor Award is made possible by the financial support of the Coalition to Support Iowa’s Farmers, and is presented with the Iowa Department of Agriculture + Land Stewardship and The Big Show.

If you know a family deserving of the Wergin Good Farm Neighbor Award, watch for our nomination period in the fall of 2021. If you have any questions, please contact Gabby Glenister at gglenister@supportfarmers.com.

 

Past Good Farm Neighbor Award Recipients

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Mark Wilcox // Cherokee // Dairy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Brad Harvey & Family // Plymouth // Hogs

 

  • Wayne Hunerdosse & Family // Warren // Cattle

 

  • Randy & LuAnn Lansing // Dubuque // Dairy

 

 

 

 

 

  • Joel & Karen Schuiteman // Sioux // Cattle

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Steve & Jan Carlson // Hamilton // Cattle

 

 

  • Bill & Nancy Couser // Story // Cattle

 

 

  • Gene & Ruth Bedwell // Clarke // Cattle

 

 

  • Dan & Jana Dennison // Marion // Cattle

 

 

 

  • Cliff & Carol Shudak // Pottawattamie // Hogs & Cattle

 

  • Kevin & Terri Carstensen // Sac // Cattle

 

  • David & Marilyn Spencer // Madison // Cattle

 

  • Robert & Vicki Achen // Henry // Turkeys

 

 

 

  • Merell & Marie Mitchell // Clarke // Cattle

  • Dean & Mary Stocker // Davis // Cattle

 

  • Dave & Nancy Eichelberger // Henry // Hogs

 

 

 

  • Nick & Sue Hunt // Cass // Cattle

 

 

 

  • Joe, Jerry & John Rash // Hardin // Cattle

 

  • Scott & Bev James // Warren // Cattle

  • Porter Brothers // Jefferson // Hogs

 

  • Chris & Deloris Black // Scott // Dairy

 

  • Jerry & Lori Wauters // Tama // Cattle

 

  • Jed & Joyce Becker // Howard // Dairy

 

  • Tom, Lynn & Ward Handorf // Marshall // Cattle

 

 

 

 

 

  • Jeff & Marlene Kiddoo // Madison // Cattle

  • Dave & Diane Petty // Hardin // Cattle

 

  • Lynn & Joy Smith // Sac // Cattle & Hogs

 

  • Flynn Brothers // Story // Cattle

 

  • Ron & Wyoma Denney // Cass // Cattle

 

  • Dwight & Donna Mogler // Lyon // Hogs

 

  • John & Sally Hoffman // Linn // Cattle

 

  • Joe & Linda Scallon // Hardin // Poultry & Hogs

 

  • Doug & Donna Vogel // Lee // Hogs

 

  • Gary Wergin Family // Polk // None

  • Richard & Joyce Lynch // Jones // Cattle

 

  • Dennis & Terri Schmitt // Sac // Hogs

 

  • Mark & Steph Mendenhall // Decatur // Cattle

 

  • Dave & Cheryl Kalsem // Story // Cattle

 

  • Butch & Bonnie Sleezer // Cherokee // Hogs

 

  • Rick & Michelle Meyer // Hardin // Dairy