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. Producer livestock or poultry to the highest animal care standards
  4. Dedicated to conservation and/or environmental stewardship on their land

The award, presented by the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship and The Big Show, is made possible through the financial support of the Coalition to Support Iowa’s Farmers. It’s named in memory of Gary Wergin, a long-time WHO Radio farm broadcaster who created the award.

To nominate a family for the 2020 Wergin Good Farm Neighbor award, please fill out the form below. If you have any questions, please contact Gabby Glenister at gglenister@supportfarmers.com or 515.225.5526.

 

Nominations close at 11:59pm on Friday, November 15, 2019.

Past Good Farm Neighbor Award Recipients

  • Max Schmidt – KMAX Farms // Howard // Swine

  • Rick & Beth Oshel // Clarke // Cattle

  • Colleen “Coke” Anderson // Clay // Poultry

  • Kelly & Christy Cunningham // Cass // Dairy

  • Robb & Jennifer Ewoldt // Scott // Cattle & Hogs

  • Marvin, Craig, & Chance Ferguson – Ferguson Cattle Company // Pocahontas // Cattle

  • Darryl Haack // O’Brien // Hogs

  • Nelson Family // Woodbury // Cattle

  • Steve & Becky Kerns // Taylor // Hogs

  • Wayne & Char DeMeulenaere // Iowa // Dairy

  • Rob & Amy Glick // Cedar // Cattle

  • Kirk & Jolene Pisel // Humboldt // Cattle

  • Rob & Char Brenneman // Washington // Hogs

  • Tim & Diana Huhe // Howard // Dairy & Hogs

  • Rick & Lisa Plowman // Van Buren // Cattle

  • Jason & Gene Folsom // Calhoun // Hogs

  • Jim & Jennifer Carlson // Webster // Cattle & Hogs

  • Paul & Jason Wells // Van Buren // Dairy

  • Jim & Elayne Campbell // Keokuk // Hogs

  • Swanson Brothers // Montgomery // Hogs

  • Kurt & Cynthia Moffitt // Warren // Cattle

  • Neil & Lisa Albertsen // Wapello // Hogs

  • Don & Seth Newton // Benton // Cattle

  • Tom & Tammy Vittetoe // Washington // Hogs

  • Hunter Brothers // Lucas // Cattle

  • Mark Wilcox // Cherokee // Cairy

  • Tim Lupkes // Clarke // Cattle

  • Norvel Mosher // Marshall // Cattle

  • Rob & Jean Stout // Washington // Hogs

  • Leon & Barb Sheets // Chickasaw // Hogs

  • Dave & Angie Burmahl // Jackson // Hogs & Cattle

  • Todd & Denise Wiley // Benton // Hogs & Cattle

  • Dave & Sharee Green // Dickinson // Cattle

  • Metzger Family // Lyon // Dairy & Hogs

  • Paul & Deleta Alexander // Wayne // Hogs

  • Dave Struthers // Story // Hogs

  • Tom & Anita Wall // Johnson // Hogs

  • Ricky & Mary Davis // Wayne // Cattle

  • Pat & Marilyn O’Connell // Delaware // Dairy

  • Karl Fox // Mitchell // Cattle

  • Mike Paustain // Scott // Hogs

  • Don & Ron Hunerdossee // Warren // Cattle

  • Curtin & Brenda Meier // Page // Hogs & Cattle

  • Mark Hollingsworth // Madison // Cattle

  • Terry Cleaves // Pottawattamie // Cattle

  • Marty & Michael Burken // Clinton // Dairy

  • Keith & Kendra Bunger // Grundy // Cattle

  • Mark & Mary Currie // Sac // Turkey

  • Brian & Eileen Hoefler // Dubuque // Dairy

  • Jason & Sara Russell // Linn // Hogs

  • Jay & Jeanne Hansen // Black Hawk // Dairy

  • Kenny & Diane Cadden // Poweshiek // Hogs

  • John Schulte // Iowa // Cattle

  • Jim & Ann Werner // Ringgold // Cattle

  • Roger & Amy Lansink // Sac // Turkeys

  • Rick & Page Mittness // Wayne // Cattle

  • Kurt & Heather Hora // Washington // Hogs

  • Bill & Bev Brauer // Clinton // Cattle & Hogs

  • Carroll & Judy Ose // Hamilton // Hogs

  • Jim & Lynda Richards // Warren // Cattle

  • Ryan & Lana Reed // Wapello // Hogs

  • Kevin & Lynn Poe // Calhoun // Cattle

  • Christensen Family // Boone // Hogs

  • Barry Anderson // Clay // Hogs

  • Mark & Nancy Buskhol // Grundy // Cattle, Hogs & Sheep

  • Don & Pat Daufeldt // Muscatine // Turkeys

  • Mike & Angie Marshall // Wright // Cattle

  • Bruce & Jenny Wessling // Greene // Hogs

  • Dennis & Barb Mashek // Winneshiek // Dairy

  • Eric & Stacia Sanny // Polk // Cattle

  • Aaron & Trish Cook // Buchanan // Hogs

  • Keith & Julie VanWaardhuizen // Mahaska // Cattle & Hogs

  • David Schmidt // Muscatine // Cattle

  • Brian & Deb Sampson // Story // Cattle

  • Randy & Deb Kroksh // Plymouth // Cattle

  • Kent & Sandy Franks// Fayette // Dairy

  • Steve & Colisa Kier // Buena Vista // Turkeys

  • Joe & Carol Patterson // Polk // Cattle

  • Myron Pingel & Family // Cherokee // Hogs

  • Craig Hill Family // Warren // Hogs

  • Bary & Karen Fienast // Carroll // Cattle

  • Chad & Jody VanRegenmorter // Lyon // Hogs

  • Brad Harvey & Family // Plymouth // Hogs

  • Wayne Hunerdosse & Family // Warren // Cattle

  • Randy & LuAnn Lansing // Dubuque // Dairy

  • Doug & Laurie Doran // Boone // Cattle

  • Keith & Linda Troyer // Washington // Turkey & Hogs

  • Roger Zylstra // Jasper // Hogs

  • Burt Farms // Marshall // Hogs & Cattle

  • Mike & Sara VerSteeg // Lyon // Hogs

  • Joel & Karen Schuiteman // Sioux // Cattle

  • Randy Christensen // Greene // Hogs

  • Pam Larson // Hamilton // Turkeys

  • Chris & Amanda Standley // Adams // Poultry

  • Kevin Larson // Story // Cattle

  • Steve & Julie Karber // Greene // Sheep

  • Steve & Jan Carlson // Hamilton // Cattle

  • Bill Secor Sr. & Family // Webster // Hogs

  • Tom & Judy Barrett // Dallas // Cattle

  • Bill & Nancy Couser // Story // Cattle

  • Dennis & Kevin Jipsen // Cass // Cattle

  • Gene & Ruth Bedwell // Clarke // Cattle

  • Tanner, Laura, Justin & Corinne Rowe // Dallas // Cattle

  • Dan & Jana Dennison // Marion // Cattle

  • Rodney & Leann Sebert // Wright // Cattle

  • Bill & Colleen Sandquist // Dallas // Hogs

  • Steve & Angie Martens // Madison // Hogs

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

  • Kevin & Terri Carstensen // Sac // Cattle

  • David & Marilyn Spencer // Madison // Cattle

  • Robert & Vicki Achen // Henry // Turkeys

  • Steve & LuAnn Swanson // Keokuk // Cattle

  • Scott & Rita Jack // Poweshiek // Cattle

  • Merell & Marie Mitchell // Clarke // Cattle

  • Dean & Mary Stocker // Davis // Cattle

  • Dave & Nancy Eichelberger // Henry // Hogs

  • Richard & Shirley Ide // Union // Cattle

  • Dick & Leona Gholson // Henry // Cattle

  • Nick & Sue Hunt // Cass // Cattle

  • Bill & Kathryn Bell // Clarke // Cattle

  • Duane & Pat Sprouse // Keokuk // Sheep

  • 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

  • John & Michelle Hooper // Dallas // Poultry

  • Darrell & Bonnie Boot // Marion // Cattle

  • Fred & Linda Cox // Decatur // Cattle

  • Mike & Kathy Bravard // Greene // Hogs

  • 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 // Swine

  • Gary Wergin Family // Polk // N/A

  • 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