Good Farm Neighbor Award Nominations Open

11-30-2018 in Good Farm Neighbor

 


 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Gabby Glenister,
gglenister@supportfarmers.com, 515.225.5526

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa – November 30, 2018 – Do you know farmers who go above and beyond to be good environmental stewards? The Coalition to Support Iowa’s Farmers (CSIF), in partnership with WHO radio and the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship, encourages nominations for the 2019 Wergin Good Farm Neighbor Award.

The award, created in 2003, highlights Iowa farm families who are exceptional environmental stewards and animal caretakers while being active in their communities.

“Since its inception 15 years ago, 141 diverse Iowa farm families have been recognized for going the extra mile,” said Gabrielle Glenister, CSIF assistant field specialist. “There are so many deserving farmers who are engaging in the latest conservation and animal care practices and we encourage all Iowans to nominate those good folks for this award.”

Nominations are due December 15th and may be submitted online at www.supportfarmers.com/goodfarmneighbor.

The Wergin Good Farm Neighbor award is presented by the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship and Iowa Ag Radio Network and is made possible by the financial support of the Coalition to Support Iowa’s Farmers. 

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 Association.

The non-profit, non-partisan organization aids farmers at no cost. CSIF does not lobby or develop policy. Farm families wanting a helping hand can contact the coalition at 800.932.2436.

Recommended News

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...

Read More
Good Farm Neighbors have good stories to tell

Cinnamon Ridge Farms near Donahue is a Good Farm Neighbor. John and Joan Maxwell produce high quality milk and beef, sell their award-winning cheese and other products through their on-farm...

Read More
Eric Weber Receives the Wergin Good Farm Neighbor Award

Secretary Naig awards Audubon County family for leadership in agriculture DES MOINES, Iowa (July 1, 2021) – Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig presented the Wergin Good Farm Neighbor Award to...

Read More