Iowa Livestock Insider – April 2018
04-16-2018 in Iowa Livestock Insider
Glick Family Receives Wergin Good Farm Neighbor Award
WEST DES MOINES, IOWA – April 12, 2018 – Rob and Amy Glick and family were honored with the Wergin Good Farm Neighbor Award on Friday, March 23rd, at the Cedar County Fairgrounds in Tipton, Iowa. Over 100 friends, family members and industry representatives were in attendance. Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig presented the award sponsored by the Coalition to Support Iowa’s Farmers (CSIF), the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship, and WHO and WMT radio stations.
Charles City Landscaper Joins Green Farmstead Partner Program
Otto’s Oasis of Charles City has been designated a participating landscape professional in the Green Farmstead Partner program. The on-farm environmental initiative promotes the planning and installation of tree plantings on livestock and poultry farms. It’s a collaborative effort involving the Coalition to Support Iowa’s Farmers, Trees Forever and the Iowa Nursery and Landscape Association (INLA).
Visit supportfarmers.com to learn more.
Summit Livestock Facilities Renews Investment in CSIF
Summit Livestock Facilities confirmed its support of Iowa agriculture through a $5,000 investment in the Coalition to Support Iowa’s Farmers (CSIF).
“At Summit Livestock Facilities we take pride in constructing livestock buildings that provide comfortable conditions for the animals, protect the environment and help sustain family farms,” said Ed Leman, Summit Livestock Facilities Beef Sales Manager. “The Coalition’s mission directly aligns with our purpose and we are honored to invest in an organization that helps Iowa farm families grow responsibly and successfully.”
GFP Program: Nursery Spotlight
“With having an agricultural background and upbringing, I’ve always seen farming and landscaping as parallel or similar industries.” – Ted Lyon, Country Landscapes, Inc.
“I think the Coalition really gives you a good heads-up of what to look at. They know the policies. They know the regulations. They know how to talk to your neighbors. They know how to keep the relationships with everyone in good standing.” – Ben Olson, Olson Farms