Iowa Livestock Insider – October 2017

10-30-2017 in Through The Gate

Aquaculture Conference Slated for November 14

Get your feet wet exploring one of Iowa’s emerging livestock industries by registering for the 2017 Aquaculture Conference. Registration is free if completed by November 10th.

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Sheets Family Recognized as First Good Farm Neighbor Winners in Chickasaw County

Leon Sheets says every day is a great day to be a pig farmer. That’s the mantra he lives by each morning when he gets out of bed and heads to his hog barns. Pigs are Leon’s passion, which is why he and his wife, Barb, focus on good stockmanship as well as service in their community.

“Being a good farm neighbor means using practices that are good for the land and good for the community,” said Sheets. “In my neighborhood it’s expected of you to set the guidelines and lead by example. It’s more than a tradition, it’s an obligation to do the right thing.”

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Iowa Steel Masters Invests in CSIF

“We are proud to join CSIF in their efforts to serve Iowa’s farmers and align ourselves with a like-minded organization that shares our mission of doing things right.” – Matt Roelfs, Iowa Steel Masters Owner and General Manager

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Partner Profile: Kelly Tree Farm

Kelly Tree Farm is a leader in designing and planting windbreaks around livestock farms. Meet the new owner and manager, Jacob Dohmen.

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Internship Highlights with Emma Wilson

The future of agriculture depends on the involvement of the next generation. This summer, CSIF welcomed Emma Wilson as the 2017 Communications Intern.

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