Iowa Livestock Insider – March 2018

03-15-2018 in Through The Gate

Glick Family to Receive Wergin Good Farm Neighbor Award

Join us at 11am on Friday, March 23rd at the Cedar County Fairgrounds in Tipton, Iowa, as we present the Wergin Good Farm Neighbor Award to Rob & Amy Glick and family! The Cedar County farmers raise Red Angus and Commercial cattle and no-till row crops. Help us congratulate the Glick family for going above and beyond as environmental stewards and animal caretakers.

Watch the Glick’s video here, and learn more about the award.


Folsom to Receive Good Farm Neighbor Award

Jason Folsom of Rockwell City, Iowa, will receive the Wergin Good Farm Neighbor Award on April 3rd at 11am. Stay tuned for more details on the event!

Learn more about the Folsom family.


Sound Siting Decisions a Cornerstone of Successful Livestock Farms
There are numerous decisions that should be made before putting up a new livestock facility. While assessing regulatory compliance and finding a good site are only pieces of that decision-making process, they are extremely important to the long-term success of your farm.
Iowa has rules that apply to all livestock operations, no matter the size. It is important to know those requirements up-front.

Learn more.


DeMeulenaere Family Receives Good Farm Neighbor Award

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Benefits of Planting Trees on Livestock and Poultry Farms

There are many benefits of planting trees on livestock and poultry farms. Some of them include:
Control Snow
A properly designed tree planting can control snow deposition, so it doesn’t bury pit fans, feed bins, feedbunks or deposit on roofs or driveways. When planted in the right places, trees can save farmers significant amounts of time moving snow.

Visit the Green Farmstead Partner website.


Farmgate Quotable

“Every year, we’ve had the Coalition come talk to the students. I think it’s beneficial for the kids to see what services are offered and a snapshot of what’s going on in the country.” – Terry Chapman, Professor at Kirkwood Community College

Learn more by watching the video.


Changes at IDALS

Northey to USDA, Naig new Iowa ag secretary – Source: Iowa Pork Producers Association

In a whirlwind of activity in early March, the U.S. Department of Agriculture gained a new under secretary and a new Iowa secretary of agriculture was installed.

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