5 Things You Should Know About the Coalition to Support Iowa’s Farmers
06-01-2016 in Communications Internship
By: Haley Banwart, CSIF Intern
Whether you’re a current farmer, an aspiring farmer or an agri-business professional, here are five things you should know about the Coalition to Support Iowa’s Farmers (CSIF).
1) Free and confidential services
At the Coalition, we provide free and confidential consultations to Iowa’s livestock farmers. Our services range from interpreting farm rules and regulations, fostering positive neighbor relations, advising on windbreak installation and much more.
2) Statewide coverage
Although our offices are located in West Des Moines, our territory is statewide. We assist livestock farmers in all 99 counties.
3) Teamwork makes the dream work
The CSIF team is small but mighty. Three full-time employees manage the day-to-day operations with the support of many other ag professionals, contractors and even landscapers.
4) Backed by Iowa’s ag organizations
The Coalition’s efforts are made possible by the financial support of Iowa’s agricultural commodity organizations including the Iowa Cattleman’s Association, Iowa Corn Growers Association, Iowa Egg Council, Iowa Pork Producers Association, Iowa Farm Bureau Federation, Iowa Soybean Association, Iowa Turkey Federation and Midwest Dairy Association.
5) Celebrating 12 years of service
As of 2016, we are celebrating 12 successful years of serving Iowa’s farm families. The Coalition is no new kid on the block. Since May 2004, We have worked with over 3,500 farmers.
Our mission is to advocate and help implement on-farm best management practices that assist Iowa’s farm families in raising livestock responsibly and successfully. Want to learn more? Visit our website, like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter!
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