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Iowa Steel Masters Invests in CSIF, Emphasizes Support for Livestock Industry

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa – October 25, 2017 – Iowa Steel Masters, a family owned custom steel roll forming company, was recently named a partner of the Coalition to Support Iowa’s Farmers (CSIF) for their investment in the future of livestock farming in Iowa. “We are proud to join CSIF in their efforts to serve Iowa’s...

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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 and also service in their...

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Webster City Aquaculture Farm
Aquaculture Conference Slated for November 14

Experts to share opportunities and strategies for entering into fish and shrimp farming WEST DES MOINES, IOWA – October 2, 2017 – The Coalition to Support Iowa’s Farmers (CSIF) is hosting the 2017 Aquaculture Conference on November 14 to provide farmers information about Iowa’s newest emerging livestock industry. The event, co-sponsored by Iowa State University...

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Iowa Livestock Insider – September 2017

CSIF Seeks 2018 Communications Intern Calling All Agricultural Communications Students: The Coalition to Support Iowa’s Farmers is currently seeking applicants for our 2018 Communications Internship Program! Learn more.   Washington County Conservation Leader Recognized with Good Farm Neighbor Award Rob Stout has dedicated his farming career to putting conservation strategies into practice. Since 1983 he...

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CSIF Seeks 2018 Communications Intern
CSIF Seeks 2018 Communications Intern

Each year, the Coalition to Support Iowa’s Farmers (CSIF) encourages students to take an active role in assisting Iowa’s farm families by offering a paid communications internship. The Coalition to Support Iowa’s Farmers (CSIF) is currently seeking applicants for the 2018 internship program. Preference will be given to candidates who are an Iowa resident with...

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Washington County Conservation Leader Recognized with Good Farm Neighbor Award

Rob Stout has dedicated his farming career to putting conservation strategies into practice. Since 1983 he has utilized no-till on his acres, and has implemented several land management practices including cover crops, buffer strips, grassed waterways and even a woodchip bioreactor. Stout’s environmental stewardship recently earned him and his family the Wergin Good Farm Neighbor...

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Green Farmstead Partner Profile: Egli Landscapes

By Haley Banwart, CSIF Assistant Field Specialist   Tim Egli understands the challenges farmers face raising livestock. It’s something he learned growing up on a dairy farm in southeast Iowa and running his own professional landscaping business over the past 13 years. “As I developed this business and saw what was going on in the...

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Iowa Livestock Insider – August 2017

CSIF Launches Iowa Livestock Insider  The Coalition to Support Iowa’s Farmers recently launched the first edition of their new newsletter – the Iowa Livestock Insider. The monthly online publication was designed to replace the organizations’ former E-TEAM! Newsletter. To subscribe, simply send your name and email address to info@supportfarmers.com Read More   Clarke County Family...

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Marshall County Good Farm Neighbor Recipients Leave Legacy for Next Generation

Located on the outskirts of Liscomb, Iowa, Mosher Angus Farm is home to three generations who are working together to continue a tradition of raising cattle, sheep, corn, soybeans and hay. On Friday, Aug. 25, Iowa Secretary of Agriculture, Bill Northey, presented the Wergin Good Farm Neighbor Award to the Mosher family for their commitment...

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Clarke County Family Wins Good Farm Neighbor Award, Attributes Success to Neighbors

In 2001, fourth generation farmer Tim Lupkes planted new farm roots near Osceola, Iowa, when he took a job as a lineman with Clarke Electric Cooperative. Relocating to a new community with different farming terrain presented challenges for the Lupkes family, but thanks to the support of their rural neighborhood, Tim and his wife, Beva,...

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