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Iowa Livestock Insider | October 2018

Jim and Elayne Campbell and family were honored with the 141st Wergin Good Farm Neighbor Award on Tuesday, October 16, 2018, at the Hedrick Community Center in Hedrick, Iowa. Friends, family members and industry representatives were in attendance to show support and appreciation for the family. If you know a family deserving of the award,...

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From the Intern – Top Five Reasons to Intern with the Coalition

By Megyn Walston, CSIF Communications Intern #1: Build Your Portfolio This internship gave me the flexibility to build my portfolio how I wanted to. I was able to improve my writing skills through news releases, blog posts, and social media. A couple of other things I wanted to learn more about this summer were photography...

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Wells Family Receives Wergin Good Farm Neighbor Award

WEST DES MOINES, IOWA – October 3, 2018 – Paul and Jason Wells and family were honored with the 140th  Wergin Good Farm Neighbor Award on Wednesday, September 26, 2018, at their farm in Milton, Iowa. Over 200 friends, family members and industry representatives were in attendance to show support and appreciation for the family....

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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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