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Through the Gate // February 2023

    Calving Under Roof with the Pontiers     Brothers Ryan & Chad Pontier farm with their family in Clarke County near Osceola. Just a few years ago, the Pontiers decided to add a calving barn to their operation. Ryan explains the process he and Chad went through, including calling the Coalition and utilizing...

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Through the Gate // January 2023

Good Farm Neighbors: Dennis & Diane Liljedahl   Dennis & Diane Liljedahl of Page County were recognized as the first Good Farm Neighbor Award recipients of 2023 on Wednesday, January 25th at the Iowa Pork Congress. Along with their son and daughter-in-law, they raise wean-to-finish hogs outside of Essex, IA. Dennis is a previous Iowa Pork...

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Secretary Naig Honors Liljedahl Farms with the Wergin Good Farm Neighbor Award

Page County pork producer recognized for outstanding community leadership

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Through the Gate // December 2022

    Farming for the Future This year’s conference, Financing Your Livestock Farm, featured an overview of the opportunities in livestock agriculture in the state of Iowa, the financial feasibility of raising livestock today and programs that are available to help finance your livestock project. Presentations can be viewed on the website. View Presentations     Check...

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Through the Gate // November 2022

Your November view through the gate.

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Through The Gate // October 2022

      Happy Porktober!     Iowa has a lot to celebrate when it comes to Porktober. Iowa’s pork producers lead the nation, making Iowa the number one pork producing state. An even more impressive feat is that nearly 1/3 of the nation’s hogs are raised in Iowa! Pig farmers are in each of Iowa’s 99...

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Through The Gate // September 2022

  National Good Neighbor Day September 28 was National Good Neighbor Day! Do you know an Iowa livestock farmer who takes pride in doing things right, including caring for the environment, their livestock, and being a good neighbor? Celebrate today by nominating them for the Wergin Good Farm Neighbor Award! Nominate a neighbor!    ...

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Janie’s View Through The Gate

By Janie Plendl As the CSIF intern, I have been given a variety of opportunities to expand both my knowledge and skillset in many areas. Anywhere from traveling and networking to photography and marketing, I have explored new skills while perfecting old ones. Traveling. While I knew we were going to be doing a lot...

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Secretary Naig to Honor Jo-Lane Dairy with the Wergin Good Farm Neighbor Award

Clayton County farm family to be recognized on September 15

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Through The Gate // August 2022

How Planting Trees Benefits Hog Farms Why should you plant trees on your hog farm? For Aaron & Kali Wenger of Fayette County, a lot of consideration went into the decision to establish a windbreak on their farm. By utilizing the Green Farmstead Partner Program, the Wengers can be confident in their investment in the farm’s...

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