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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, bwaddingham@supportfarmers.com; Bob Quinn, WHO Radio, 515-245-8847, bobquinn@iheartmedia.com; Dustin VandeHoef, 515-281-3375, dustin.vandehoef@iowaagriculture.gov 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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Cover Crops Enhance Both Crop and Livestock Operations

By Megyn Walston, CSIF Communications Intern On July 17, AJ and Kellie Blair of Dayton, Iowa hosted a field day to discuss their experience with cover crops. Topics ranged from how the crops can benefit crop rotations, nitrogen levels, and livestock operations. The Practical Farmers of Iowa hosted the event and presented research results from...

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Iowa Livestock Insider – July 2018

Read more about our most recent Good Farm Neighbor Award Winner, upcoming events, intern update and more!

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Mohr Family Hosts Cattle Barn Open House

Event to Highlight Environmental Safeguards and Animal Care   WEST DES MOINES, Iowa – July 16, 2018 – Farmers interested in learning about the benefits of raising cattle under roof are invited to attend an open house at the Mohr family farm to tour Alan and Sara Mohr’s new cattle building on Friday, August 3...

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From the Intern – Educating Consumers to Better our Future

By Megyn Walston, CSIF Communications Intern I have always been passionate about educating consumers on where their food comes from. With today’s media and misconceptions that are being portrayed daily, this task has become even more important for the future of agriculture. In June I had the opportunity to visit Cinnamon Ridge Farms in Donahue,...

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Coalition to Support Iowa’s Farmers Partners with Iowa State Fair’s ‘Avenue of Breeds’

Contact: Brian Waddingham, Coalition to Support Iowa’s Farmers, 800-932-2436, bwaddingham@supportfarmers.com In celebration of Iowa’s diverse livestock industry, the Coalition to Support Iowa’s Farmers (CSIF) is proudly sponsoring the “Avenue of Breeds” at the Iowa State Fair for the eighth year in a row. The 2018 Iowa State Fair runs August 9 – 19 and the...

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Folsom Family Receives Wergin Good Farm Neighbor Award

WEST DES MOINES, IOWA – June 22, 2018 – Jason and Gene Folsom and family were honored with the Wergin Good Farm Neighbor Award on Tuesday, June 19, 2018, at the Calhoun County Expo Center. Nearly 80 friends, family members and industry representatives were in attendance to show support and appreciation for the family. Division...

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CSIF Sponsoring Fifth Annual “Farming is a Family Affair” Photo Contest

WEST DES MOINES, IOWA – June 20, 2018 – To celebrate Iowa’s livestock farm families, the Coalition to Support Iowa’s Farmers (CSIF) is holding their fifth annual “Farming is a Family Affair” photo contest. This year the contest will focus on the livestock farming industry to promote CSIF’s mission to assist Iowa’s farm families in...

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Iowa Livestock Insider – June 2018

The latest Wergin Good Farm Neighbor Award Winners, a new partnership to plant windbreaks on hog farms, and more in this month's Iowa Livestock Insider.

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Plowman Family Receives Wergin Good Farm Neighbor Award

WEST DES MOINES, IOWA – June 8, 2018 – Rick and Lisa Plowman and family were honored with the 136th Wergin Good Farm Neighbor Award on Tuesday, June 5, 2018, at their farm in Douds, Iowa. Over 160 friends, family members and industry representatives were in attendance to show support and appreciation for the family....

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