Iowa Livestock Insider – February 2018

02-12-2018 in Through The Gate

Good Farm Neighbor Award Celebrates 15th Anniversary

2018 Wergin Good Farm Neighbor Award Nominations Due March 1st

It’s that time of year again! Do you know an Iowa livestock farmer who takes pride in doing the right thing for people, animals and the environment? Nominate them for the Wergin Good Farm Neighbor Award, sponsored by the Coalition to Support Iowa’s Farmers (CSIF). Nominations are open through March 1, 2018 at

Learn more and apply here.

Kerns Family Receives Good Farm Neighbor Award

Kerns Receive Wergin Good Farm Neighbor Award

Steve & Becky Kerns were recognized for their efforts at the Iowa Pork Congress on January 24th.

Learn more by watching the video.


Farming for the Future Conference Held in January

More than 100 farmers gain insight into strengthening their operations at 2018 farming for the future conference. Agriculture enthusiasts from across Iowa convened in Ames on January 17th to learn from a dynamic line-up of speakers and industry professionals.

Read more here.


DNR Preparing New Option for Filing MMP Annual Updates

The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will soon have an online option for livestock and poultry farmers to file the Manure Management Plan (MMP) annual updates and compliance fees. The electronic MMP (eMMP) filing option provides a simplified process for livestock farmers, their consultants, counties and the DNR.

Learn more about the updates.


Wergin Good Farm Neighbor Award

FEBRUARY 22, 2018 | 11:00AM

Congratulations to Wergin Good Farm Neighbor Award winners, Wayne & Char De Meulenaere! The Iowa county dairy farmers will be recognized on February 22nd for their efforts as environmental stewards and animal caretakers.


Farmgate Quotable

“The Coalition was instrumental in siting my new cattle barn. They helped me through the various DNR rules, regulations and setbacks. The Coalition made sure everything was the way it’s supposed to be. I would highly recommend farmers call the Coalition. There are a lot of things I wasn’t aware of in the DNR regulations and setbacks. They were very knowledgeable, and helped me through everything.” – Alan Mohr

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