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Farm Credit Services of America Supports Livestock
Farm Credit Services of America Supports Livestock Through Investment in the Coalition to Support Iowa’s Farmers

November 9, 2017 – West Des Moines, Iowa – Farm Credit Services of America(FCSAmerica), a company dedicated to serving the agricultural credit and financial needs of farmers and ranchers, reaffirmed its support of Iowa agriculture through an investment in the non-profit Coalition to Support Iowa’s Farmers (CSIF). The financial commitment made by FCSAmerica will assist...

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Suspicious Activity Observed Around Livestock Buildings

CSIF Urges Farmers to be Vigilant As if the summer drought and reduced crop yields haven’t been challenging enough for livestock farmers, there is a new threat that is popping up across rural Iowa – suspicious activity around livestock barns. The Coalition to Support Iowa’s Farmers has received several reports from farmers regarding individuals near...

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Iowa Livestock Insider – October 2017

Aquaculture Conference Slated for November 14 Get your feet wet exploring one of Iowa’s emerging livestock industries by registering for the 2017 Aquaculture Conference. Registration is free if completed by November 10th. Learn More   Sheets Family Recognized as First Good Farm Neighbor Winners in Chickasaw County Leon Sheets says every day is a great...

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Green Farmstead Partner Profile: Kelly Tree Farm

By Haley (Banwart) Berry, CSIF Assistant Field Specialist   For over 50 years, Kelly Tree Farm has been a leader in designing and planting windbreaks around livestock farms.  It’s a niche the Iowa based nursery became well-known for under the direction of Kevin Kelly, the original owner. In 2016, Kelly Tree Farm transitioned into the good...

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Iowa Steel Masters Invests in CSIF, Emphasizes Support for Livestock Industry

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa – October 25, 2017 – Iowa Steel Masters, a family owned custom steel roll forming company, was recently named a partner of the Coalition to Support Iowa’s Farmers (CSIF) for their investment in the future of livestock farming in Iowa. “We are proud to join CSIF in their efforts to serve Iowa’s...

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Sheets Family Recognized as First Good Farm Neighbor Winners in Chickasaw County

Leon Sheets says every day is a great day to be a pig farmer. That’s the mantra he lives by each morning when he gets out of bed and heads to his hog barns. Pigs are Leon’s passion, which is why he and his wife, Barb, focus on good stockmanship and also service in their...

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Webster City Aquaculture Farm
Aquaculture Conference Slated for November 14

Experts to share opportunities and strategies for entering into fish and shrimp farming WEST DES MOINES, IOWA – October 2, 2017 – The Coalition to Support Iowa’s Farmers (CSIF) is hosting the 2017 Aquaculture Conference on November 14 to provide farmers information about Iowa’s newest emerging livestock industry. The event, co-sponsored by Iowa State University...

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Iowa Livestock Insider – September 2017

CSIF Seeks 2018 Communications Intern Calling All Agricultural Communications Students: The Coalition to Support Iowa’s Farmers is currently seeking applicants for our 2018 Communications Internship Program! Learn more.   Washington County Conservation Leader Recognized with Good Farm Neighbor Award Rob Stout has dedicated his farming career to putting conservation strategies into practice. Since 1983 he...

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CSIF Seeks 2018 Communications Intern
CSIF Seeks 2018 Communications Intern

Each year, the Coalition to Support Iowa’s Farmers (CSIF) encourages students to take an active role in assisting Iowa’s farm families by offering a paid communications internship. The Coalition to Support Iowa’s Farmers (CSIF) is currently seeking applicants for the 2018 internship program. Preference will be given to candidates who are an Iowa resident with...

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Washington County Conservation Leader Recognized with Good Farm Neighbor Award

Rob Stout has dedicated his farming career to putting conservation strategies into practice. Since 1983 he has utilized no-till on his acres, and has implemented several land management practices including cover crops, buffer strips, grassed waterways and even a woodchip bioreactor. Stout’s environmental stewardship recently earned him and his family the Wergin Good Farm Neighbor...

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