From the Farm Spotlight

07-27-2017 in Green Farmstead Partner

The Bahl family farm in Dubuque County has been growing since it was founded over 150 years ago. With the addition of a new dairy barn to planting trees, the Bahl farm continues to thrive and grow.
Mike Bahl called the Coalition to learn about opportunities in expanding the family dairy herd. With the farm’s location within the city limits, Bahl contacted the Coalition to help with the expansion, as well as working with fellow neighbors and ultimately planting trees.
In working with neighbors and doing things right, the newly planted trees work for visual screening and odor reduction around the constructed facility. That is why this month the Bahl family farm is the Green Farmstead Program From the Farm Spotlight.

For questions on how you can incorporate trees on your livestock farm call 1-800-932-2436 or visit

Recommended News

Going Green

WEST DES MOINES, IOWA – June 25, 2019 – More than 70,000 trees have been planted under the Coalition to Support Iowa’s Farmers’ Green Farmstead Partner Program since 2009 when...

Read More
Green Farmstead Partner Profile: Greenworld, Inc.

Greenworld, Inc. is located in Sioux Center, Iowa, where they grow their own stock of trees, shrubs, and other plants. Founded in 1981 by Larry Ribbens, Greenworld, Inc., has continued...

Read More
The Emerald Ash Borer: What You Need to Know

By Megyn Walston, CSIF Communications Intern The Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) is a destructive insect to ash trees and considered one of the most destructive tree pests in North America...

Read More