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Brecht Joins Coalition to Support Iowa’s Farmers

Hope Brecht has been named Communications Specialist for the Coalition to Support Iowa’s Farmers (CSIF).

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CSIF Survey Shows Iowa Agriculture A Bright Spot For Young Iowans

A survey conducted by the Coalition to Support Iowa’s Farmers (CSIF) at the 94th Iowa FFA Leadership Conference found that 70 percent of students would like to farm in the future. Of the 258 members who completed the survey, more than 70 percent live and/or work on a farm.

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CSIF Event Highlights Calving Barns as Alternative to Pasture

Livestock farmers from across the state gathered to learn more about transitioning to cattle under roof at the 16th annual Coalition to Support Iowa’s Farmers (CSIF) Farming for the Future Conference at the Clarke County Fairgrounds near Osceola, Iowa, on March 2.

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Secretary Naig Honors Dwight Dial with Wergin Good Farm Neighbor Award

Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig presented the Wergin Good Farm Neighbor Award to Dwight Dial, a pork and lamb producer and row crop farmer in Calhoun County, on Thursday, March 31 at the Lake City Community Memorial Building.

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Travis Family - Good Farm Neighbor Award Winners
Beef and pork producers from Union County recognized for outstanding leadership in agriculture

Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig today presented the Wergin Good Farm Neighbor Award to the Travis family, owners of Travis Feeders located in Creston, Iowa.

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CSIF Event Showcases Iowa’s Emerging Aquaculture Industry

The 2022 Aquaculture Conference, hosted by the Coalition to Support Iowa’s Farmers (CSIF), recently drew more than 100 attendees to learn more about Iowa’s newest livestock industry.

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Ehlers Family from Buena Vista County receive the Wergin Good Farm Neighbor Award

Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig presented the Wergin Good Farm Neighbor Award to Mike and Michelle Ehlers and family, pork producers in Buena Vista County. The award was presented at Iowa Pork Congress in Des Moines on January 26th.

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Remembering Kent

The Coalition to Support Iowa’s Farmers (CSIF) community was deeply saddened on July 22 of this year by the death of Senior Field Coordinator Kent Mowrer. His death left a big hole in CSIF and in Iowa agriculture. “He was a true farmer at heart,” says livestock producer and long-time friend Richard Welch. “He always...

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Good Farm Neighbors have good stories to tell

Cinnamon Ridge Farms near Donahue is a Good Farm Neighbor. John and Joan Maxwell produce high quality milk and beef, sell their award-winning cheese and other products through their on-farm store, partner with Food Rescue Partnership to reduce food waste, support the local FFA, host a summer farm camp for kids and give tours of...

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Havens joins the Coalition to Support Iowa’s Farmers

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa – November 4, 2021 – Kody Havens has been named Field Specialist for the Coalition to Support Iowa’s Farmers (CSIF). Havens will provide one-on-one assistance to farm families wanting to grow their livestock farms responsibly and successfully. He’ll assist livestock and poultry farmers in following all rules and regulations, choosing good...

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