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Wergin Good Farm Neighbor Award Honors Farmers Who Lead by Example

Promoting good neighbor-to-neighbor relations is a key component of the Coalition to Support Iowa’s Farmers’ approach to responsible livestock production. To showcase the example set by Iowa livestock farmers who go above and beyond as environmental and animal stewards, and valuable members of their communities, CSIF sponsors the Wergin Good Farm Neighbor Award, presented monthly to an Iowa farm family.

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CSIF Offers Scholarships to Celebrate 15th Anniversary

WEST DES MOINES, IOWA – April 4, 2019 – Students interested in a career in agriculture have a new scholarship opportunity for the 2019-2020 school year through the Coalition to Support Iowa’s Farmers (CSIF) special scholarship program in honor of the organization’s 15th anniversary. “In celebration of serving livestock farmers for 15 years, we’re awarding...

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Doing it Right for 15 Years

Contact:  Brian Waddingham, Executive Director Coalition to Support Iowa’s Farmers 515.225.5531 / WEST DES MOINES, IOWA – April 4, 2019 – The Coalition to Support Iowa’s Farmers (CSIF) celebrates its 15th anniversary this year; marking a decade and a half of helping Iowa successfully and responsibly grow its livestock industry. Farming practices have changed,...

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CSIF Event Highlights Iowa’s Emerging Aquaculture Industry

  Contact: Brian Waddingham 515.225.5531   WEST DES MOINES, IOWA – March 28, 2019 – The Coalition to Support Iowa’s Farmers (CSIF) recently hosted the 2019 Aquaculture Conference to provide information about the emerging aquaculture industry and the opportunities it offers to Iowa’s livestock farmers. The event, co-sponsored by Iowa State University, Ohio State...

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Aquaculture Conference Slated for March 22-23

Experts to share opportunities and strategies for entering fish and shrimp farming The Coalition to Support Iowa’s Farmers (CSIF) is hosting the 2019 Aquaculture Conference on March 22 – 23 to provide farmers information about Iowa’s newest emerging livestock industry. The event, co-sponsored by Iowa State University and the North Central Regional Aquaculture Center, will...

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Good Farm Neighbor Award Nominations Open

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Gabby Glenister,, 515.225.5526 WEST DES MOINES, Iowa – November 30, 2018 – Do you know farmers who go above and beyond to be good environmental stewards? The Coalition to Support Iowa’s Farmers (CSIF), in partnership with WHO radio and the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship, encourages...

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From Your Side of the Fence – November 2018

The fall of 2018 has made manure application very challenging in specific areas of the state. We have been receiving questions on manure application rules and using the “Emergency Application Provision” if manure application gets delayed because of an unpredictable fall. To use the exemption, producers need to show field staff that they have exhausted all efforts to avoid using the provision before they issue an emergency exemption. For more information, visit the Iowa Department of Natural Resources' news release for tips to consider for confinement manure application. If you have additional questions, feel free to contact the Coalition at 800.932.2436 or go to

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Coalition to Support Iowa’s Farmers Launches New Website

  The Coalition to Support Iowa’s Farmers (CSIF) announced today the launch of its new website — The site is full of new content featuring livestock information, program updates, farm families CSIF has worked with and easy, user-friendly navigation. “Our new website is specifically designed to help Iowa livestock farmers successfully and responsibly manage...

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Iowa Livestock Insider | October 2018

Jim and Elayne Campbell and family were honored with the 141st Wergin Good Farm Neighbor Award on Tuesday, October 16, 2018, at the Hedrick Community Center in Hedrick, Iowa. Friends, family members and industry representatives were in attendance to show support and appreciation for the family. If you know a family deserving of the award,...

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From the Intern – Top Five Reasons to Intern with the Coalition

By Megyn Walston, CSIF Communications Intern #1: Build Your Portfolio This internship gave me the flexibility to build my portfolio how I wanted to. I was able to improve my writing skills through news releases, blog posts, and social media. A couple of other things I wanted to learn more about this summer were photography...

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