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Walston Joins Coalition Team as Communications Intern

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa – May 16, 2018 – The Coalition to Support Iowa’s Farmers (CSIF) welcomes Megyn Walston as their 2018 communications intern. Walston will assist CSIF by coordinating outreach activities, promoting special events and developing content for the organization’s communication channels. She will collaborate with the Coalition to advocate for farmers and publicize...

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Be Aware of Summer Tree Pests

By Megyn Walston, CSIF Communications Intern Pests travel quickly between trees, shrubs, grasses and other host crops making it important to identify the pests promptly.  Early treatment and understanding how the pest spreads is essential in preventing these pests from causing further damage. The Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) is a small, metallic green beetle with...

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Rob and Char Brenneman and Family From Washington County Named Wergin Good Farm Neighbor Award Winners

For Immediate Release Contact: Dustin Vande Hoef Tuesday, May 1, 2018 515/281-3375 or 515/326-1616 (cell) ROB AND CHAR BRENNEMAN AND FAMILY FROM WASHINGTON COUNTY NAMED WERGIN GOOD FARM NEIGHBOR AWARD WINNERS Award to be presented May 4 at the Brenneman’s farm in rural Washington DES MOINES – Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig today announced...

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Iowa Livestock Insider – April 2018

Glick Family Receives Wergin Good Farm Neighbor Award WEST DES MOINES, IOWA – April 12, 2018 – Rob and Amy Glick and family were honored with the Wergin Good Farm Neighbor Award on Friday, March 23rd, at the Cedar County Fairgrounds in Tipton, Iowa. Over 100 friends, family members and industry representatives were in attendance....

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Glick Family Receives Wergin Good Farm Neighbor Award

WEST DES MOINES, IOWA – April 12, 2018 – Rob and Amy Glick and family were honored with the Wergin Good Farm Neighbor Award on Friday, March 23rd, at the Cedar County Fairgrounds in Tipton, Iowa. Over 100 friends, family members and industry representatives were in attendance. Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig presented the...

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Jolene and Kirk Pisel From Humboldt County Named Wergin Good Farm Neighbor Award Winners

Contact: Dustin Vande Hoef 515/281-3375 or 515/326-1616 (cell) JOLENE AND KIRK PISEL FROM HUMBOLDT COUNTY NAMED WERGIN GOOD FARM NEIGHBOR AWARD WINNERS Award to be presented April 11 at the Gilmore City Cafe DES MOINES – Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig today announced that Jolene and Kirk Pisel who own and operate JoKir’s Wild...

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Summit Livestock Facilities Renews Investment in CSIF

Contact: Brian Waddingham, Coalition to Support Iowa’s Farmers, 800-932-2436, bwaddingham@supportfarmers.com WEST DES MOINES, Iowa – March 30, 2018 – Summit Livestock Facilities confirmed its support of Iowa agriculture through a $5,000 investment in the Coalition to Support Iowa’s Farmers (CSIF). “At Summit Livestock Facilities we take pride in constructing livestock buildings that provide comfortable conditions...

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Jason Folsom Family From Calhoun County Named Wergin Good Farm Neighbor Award Winner

For Immediate Release Contact: Dustin Vande Hoef  515/281-3375 or 515/326-1616 (cell) Thursday, March 29, 2018 JASON FOLSOM FAMILY FROM CALHOUN COUNTY NAMED WERGIN GOOD FARM NEIGHBOR AWARD WINNER Award to be presented April 3 at the Expo Center on the Calhoun County Fairgrounds in Rockwell City DES MOINES – Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig...

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Charles City Landscaper Joins Green Farmstead Partner Program

West Des Moines, Iowa – March 28, 2018 — Otto’s Oasis of Charles City has been designated a participating landscape professional in the Green Farmstead Partner program. The on-farm environmental initiative promotes the planning and installation of tree plantings on livestock and poultry farms. It’s a collaborative effort involving the Coalition to Support Iowa’s Farmers,...

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Iowa Livestock Insider – March 2018

Learn more about our recent Good Farm Neighbor Award Winners and review the importance of siting barns!

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