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Iowa Livestock Insider // June 2022

June Dairy Month     Dairy farmers are committed to providing a safe & healthy milk supply, while maintaining high standards of environmental stewardship. Visit our website to learn more about just a few of the ways Iowa’s dairy producers work responsibly & successfully. Learn More     Wergin Good Farm Neighbor Award   Andy...

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CSIF to Host Calving Under Roof Open House

WEST DES MOINES, IOWA – June 10, 2022 – The Coalition to Support Iowa’s Farmers (CSIF) is hosting a “Calving Under Roof Open House” at the Laura and Aaron Cunningham farm on June 23 near Nora Springs to provide livestock farmers an opportunity to tour an existing calving barn and see first-hand how farm families are...

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Secretary Naig Honors Moser Family with Wergin Good Farm Neighbor Award

Pork producers and row crop farmers from Lyon County recognized for outstanding leadership in agriculture

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Secretary Naig Honors Andrew Kaldenberg with Wergin Good Farm Neighbor Award

Poultry producer and environmental steward from Adair County recognized for outstanding leadership in agriculture

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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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