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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 handle catastrophe. The Coalition to Support Iowa’s...

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Secretary Naig Presents the Eason Family with the Wergin Good Farm Neighbor Award

7th generation Greene County Heritage Farm family recognized for commitment to their community, care for their land and livestock

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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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Secretary Naig to Present the Albert Family with the Wergin Good Farm Neighbor Award

Buchanan County farm family will receive honor as part of Iowa Ag Week festivities

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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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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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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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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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Secretary Naig Honors the Schmidt Family with the Wergin Good Farm Neighbor Award

Hancock County family recognized at 2024 Iowa Pork Congress in Des Moines.

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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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