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Communications Internship Available

WEST DES MOINES, IOWA – September 27, 2018 – The Coalition to Support Iowa’s Farmers (CSIF) has an opening for a communications intern for undergraduate students pursuing a degree in an agriculture-related field. This paid internship is full-time from May through August, with potential for the selected applicant to work part-time in the spring/fall. The...

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Iowa Livestock Insider | September 2018

Green Farmstead Partner: Nursery Spotlight

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From the Intern – If I Don’t Do It, Who Will?

by Megyn Walston, Communications Intern  At the end of August, we honored our 139th Wergin Good Farm Neighbor family, Jim and Jennifer Carlson from Gowrie, IA. The Carlson’s raise cattle and hogs and are very involved in their community. It was obvious they have a positive influence in the community with over 100 friends and...

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Green Farmstead Partner Profile: Greenworld, Inc.

Greenworld, Inc. is located in Sioux Center, Iowa, where they grow their own stock of trees, shrubs, and other plants. Founded in 1981 by Larry Ribbens, Greenworld, Inc., has continued to grow as a family-based company. Their services include installing landscape, placing retaining walls, water features, and irrigation. They also seed and sod grass, place...

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Carlson Family Receives Wergin Good Farm Neighbor Award

WEST DES MOINES, IOWA – September 12, 2018 – Jim and Jennifer Carlson and family were honored with the 139thWergin Good Farm Neighbor Award on Friday, August 31, 2018, at the Heartland Bank in Gowrie, Iowa. Over 100 friends, family members and industry representatives were in attendance to show support and appreciation for the family....

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The Emerald Ash Borer: What You Need to Know

By Megyn Walston, CSIF Communications Intern The Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) is a destructive insect to ash trees and considered one of the most destructive tree pests in North America according to Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. Once infested, a tree will typically die within two to four years. EAB has been discovered in...

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Iowa Livestock Insider – August 2018

Good Farm Neighbor Award Celebrates 15th Anniversary, 2018 Farming is a Family Affair Photo Contest Results, Neighbor Relations Update, Cattle Barn Open House and more included in this months issue!

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From the Intern – Enjoying the Experience

By Megyn Walston, CSIF Communications Intern Over the past month I have been busy with professional development while also experiencing new opportunities and networking with agriculture industry professionals. I am quickly realizing the value my internship brings to my resume and how unique this program is. In July, I had the opportunity to organize our...

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Coalition to Support Iowa’s Farmers Hosts Cattle Barn Open House

WEST DES MOINES, IOWA – August 16, 2018 – The Coalition to Support Iowa’s Farmers (CSIF) partnered with Alan and Sara Mohr of Marengo to host an open house celebrating their new 999 head cattle barn on August 3rd. Friends and family, farmers and community members, and legislatures and supervisors were all in attendance to...

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Good Farm Neighbor Award Celebrates 15th Anniversary
Good Farm Neighbor Award Celebrates 15 Years of Recognizing Iowa Livestock Farmers

Contact: Brian Waddingham, Coalition to Support Iowa’s Farmers, 800-932-2436,; Bob Quinn, WHO Radio, 515-245-8847,; Dustin VandeHoef, 515-281-3375, WEST DES MOINES, IOWA – August 8, 2018 – The efforts of Iowa livestock farmers to be good neighbors and stewards of the land and water continues to be celebrated on the 15th anniversary of the...

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