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Iowa Livestock Insider // April 2022

  CSIF Event Showcases Iowa’s Emerging Aquaculture Industry     The Coalition to Support Iowa’s Farmers (CSIF) recently hosted the 2022 Aquaculture Conference to provide information about the emerging aquaculture industry and the opportunities it offers to Iowa’s livestock farmers. The event was held at the Quality Inn & Suites in Ames. More than 100 participants attended...

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How Aquaculture Growth in Iowa Supports Economy, Creates New Jobs for Farmers

Iowa is one of the many states benefiting from its growing aquaculture industry. According to the Iowa Department of Agriculture, aquaculture generated more than $3.8 million in sales in Iowa in 2018 from various kinds of fish and shrimp. Aquaculture also creates job opportunities up and down the seafood supply chain, as well as for...

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Coalition Welcomes Plendl as 2022 Communications Intern

WEST DES MOINES, IOWA – May 17, 2022 – The Coalition to Support Iowa’s Farmers (CSIF) is excited to welcome Janie Plendl to the team as their 2022 communication intern. Plendl will help advance CSIF’s mission of supporting farmers as they raise livestock responsibly and successfully through assisting with content creation, event planning, and maintaining...

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Brecht Joins Coalition to Support Iowa’s Farmers

Hope Brecht has been named Communications Specialist for the Coalition to Support Iowa’s Farmers (CSIF).

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CSIF Survey Shows Iowa Agriculture A Bright Spot For Young Iowans

A survey conducted by the Coalition to Support Iowa’s Farmers (CSIF) at the 94th Iowa FFA Leadership Conference found that 70 percent of students would like to farm in the future. Of the 258 members who completed the survey, more than 70 percent live and/or work on a farm.

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CSIF Event Highlights Calving Barns as Alternative to Pasture

Livestock farmers from across the state gathered to learn more about transitioning to cattle under roof at the 16th annual Coalition to Support Iowa’s Farmers (CSIF) Farming for the Future Conference at the Clarke County Fairgrounds near Osceola, Iowa, on March 2.

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Secretary Naig Honors Dwight Dial with Wergin Good Farm Neighbor Award

Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig presented the Wergin Good Farm Neighbor Award to Dwight Dial, a pork and lamb producer and row crop farmer in Calhoun County, on Thursday, March 31 at the Lake City Community Memorial Building.

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Travis Family - Good Farm Neighbor Award Winners
Beef and pork producers from Union County recognized for outstanding leadership in agriculture

Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig today presented the Wergin Good Farm Neighbor Award to the Travis family, owners of Travis Feeders located in Creston, Iowa.

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CSIF Event Showcases Iowa’s Emerging Aquaculture Industry

The 2022 Aquaculture Conference, hosted by the Coalition to Support Iowa’s Farmers (CSIF), recently drew more than 100 attendees to learn more about Iowa’s newest livestock industry.

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Ehlers Family from Buena Vista County receive the Wergin Good Farm Neighbor Award

Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig presented the Wergin Good Farm Neighbor Award to Mike and Michelle Ehlers and family, pork producers in Buena Vista County. The award was presented at Iowa Pork Congress in Des Moines on January 26th.

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