Brecht Joins Coalition to Support Iowa’s Farmers

05-16-2022 in Article

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa – May 16, 2022 – Hope Brecht has been named Communications Specialist for the Coalition to Support Iowa’s Farmers (CSIF).

Brecht will communicate the Coalition’s mission and services by sharing the success stories of Iowa’s farm families who have grown their livestock farms successfully and responsibly using on-farm best management practices.

Other responsibilities will include assisting with the organization’s farmer education efforts, including the annual Farming for the Future Conference, coordinating the popular Gary Wergin Good Farm Neighbor Award, promoting the establishment of windbreaks on livestock farms and networking with the state’s livestock and poultry leaders to provide timely assistance to farm families to help them manage changes to their farms.

A native of Belle Plaine, Iowa, Brecht was very active in FFA and served as the Southeast Iowa Vice President from 2019 to 2020. She graduated from Iowa State University in May 2022 with a bachelor’s degree in agricultural communications.

“The Coalition has been a trusted resource for Iowa farm families wanting to remain viable on the land and active in their communities for more than eighteen years,” said CSIF executive director Brian Waddingham. “Hope will help maintain and advance the Coalition’s reputation as a prompt, reliable and trusted resource for livestock and poultry farmers to call when they need assistance growing or maintaining their farms.”

Contact

Brian Waddingham, Executive Director
Coalition to Support Iowa’s Farmers
515-225-5531 / bwaddingham@supportfarmers.com

About CSIF

The Coalition to Support Iowa’s Farmers was created by farmers to help farmers raise livestock successfully and responsibly. It’s a partnership involving the Iowa Beef Industry Council, Iowa Cattlemen’s Association, Iowa Corn Growers Association, Iowa Farm Bureau Federation, Iowa Pork Producers Association, Iowa Poultry Association, Iowa Soybean Association, Iowa Turkey Federation and Midwest Dairy.

The non-profit, non-partisan organization provides assistance to farmers at no cost. CSIF does not lobby or develop policy. Farm families wanting a helping hand can contact the Coalition at 1-800-932-2436.

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