Mohr Family Receives Wergin Good Farm Neighbor Award
06-22-2023 in Good Farm Neighbor
MAREGNO, IOWA – June 2, 2023 – Alan and Sara Mohr and family received the 171st Wergin Good Farm Neighbor Award on Friday, June 2, 2023, on their family’s farm in Marengo. The Mohrs were joined by nearly 300 friends, family, community members, and industry representatives to celebrate this honor.
Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig presented the award to the family sharing that the day was a celebration of the Mohrs’ dedication to doing the ‘right thing’ on their operation. “For four generations, the Mohr family has led by example in being stewards of their land and livestock,” said Secretary Naig.
The Mohrs own and operate Cornfed Farms, LLC, where they grow corn and soybeans, run a small cow-calf herd and maintain a 1,000-head cattle feedlot. Providing the highest quality of animal care to their livestock, utilizing technology to track cattle health, implementing conservation practices, and incorporating cover crops on their operation is how the family cares for the well-being of their land and livestock.
Besides being good stewards of their land and livestock the Mohr family are committed to giving back to not only their community, but families across the nation. In 2017, during the Kansas wildfires the Mohrs transported thousands of tons of hay and fencing supplies to aid in relief efforts.
At the local level, Alan is a member of the Iowa County Farm Bureau, Iowa Cattlemen’s Association, and serves as a board member of the Iowa County Cattlemen’s Association. He also is a part of the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association. Sara serves as the Trailblazers 4-H leader, township trustee, Iowa County Farm Bureau member, and is involved with the Iowa County Agriculture in the Classroom along with other committees within their school district.
Upon receiving the award Sara shared “We are just stewards of doing what we grew up learning to do and what we will need to do to carry on the next generations.” The next generations for the Mohrs start with Alan and Sara’s sons, Tyson, 16, and Easton, 12, who are both actively involved with Cornfed Farms, LLC and other agriculture programs like 4-H and FFA.
The Wergin Good Farm Neighbor Award is made possible through a partnership with the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship and The Big Show on WHO Radio. This award recognizes Iowa livestock farmers who take pride in caring for the environment and their livestock and have demonstrated a commitment to their community. The award is named in memory of Gary Wergin, a long-time WHO Radio farm broadcaster who helped create the award.
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