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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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Rob and Amy Glick From Cedar County Named Wergin Good Farm Neighbor Award Winners

For Immediate Release Contact: Dustin Vande Hoef    515/281-3375 or 515/326-1616 (cell) Thursday, March 15, 2018 ROB AND AMY GLICK FROM CEDAR COUNTY NAMED WERGIN GOOD FARM NEIGHBOR AWARD WINNERS Award to be presented March 23 at the Mathews Building on the Cedar County Fairgrounds in Tipton DES MOINES – Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig...

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Sound Siting Decisions a Cornerstone of Successful Livestock Farms

There are numerous decisions that should be made before putting up a new livestock facility. While assessing regulatory compliance and finding a good site are only pieces of that decision-making process, they are extremely important to the long-term success of your farm. Iowa has rules that apply to all livestock operations, no matter the size....

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De Meulenaere Family Receives Wergin Good Farm Neighbor Award

WEST DES MOINES, IOWA – February 27, 2018 – The De Meulenaere family received the Wergin Good Farm Neighbor Award on February 22nd, at the American Legion Hall at 601 3rd St., Victor, Iowa. Over 100 friends, family members and industry representatives were in attendance. Iowa Deputy Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig presented the award...

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Kerns Family Receives Good Farm Neighbor Award
Kerns Family Receives Wergin Good Farm Neighbor Award

Taylor county farmers Steve & Becky Kerns received the Wergin Good Farm Neighbor Award during the Iowa Pork Congress on January 24, 2018. Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey proudly presented the Kerns family with the award in recognition of their dedication to livestock, the land, and love for community. As a leader in swine...

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Iowa Livestock Insider – February 2018

2018 Wergin Good Farm Neighbor Award Nominations Due March 1st It’s that time of year again! Do you know an Iowa livestock farmer who takes pride in doing the right thing for people, animals and the environment? Nominate them for the Wergin Good Farm Neighbor Award, sponsored by the Coalition to Support Iowa’s Farmers (CSIF)....

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DNR Preparing New Option for Filing MMP Annual Updates

The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will soon have an online option for livestock and poultry farmers to file the Manure Management Plan (MMP) annual updates and compliance fees. The electronic MMP (eMMP) filing option provides a simplified process for livestock farmers, their consultants, counties and the DNR. The new system will be online and accessible...

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Crowd gathers at annual Farming for the Future Conference
More Than 100 Farmers Gain Insight into Strengthening Their Operations at Farming for the Future Conference

The Coalition to Support Iowa’s Farmers’ (CSIF) annual Farming for the Future Conference took place on January 17, 2018, in Ames, Iowa. Agriculture enthusiasts from across Iowa convened in Ames to learn from a dynamic line-up of speakers and industry professionals. Bruce Vincent, a third-generation logger from Libby, Mont., served as the keynote speaker for...

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