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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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Wells Family Receives Wergin Good Farm Neighbor Award

WEST DES MOINES, IOWA – October 3, 2018 – Paul and Jason Wells and family were honored with the 140th  Wergin Good Farm Neighbor Award on Wednesday, September 26, 2018, at their farm in Milton, Iowa. Over 200 friends, family members and industry representatives were in attendance to show support and appreciation for the family....

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Communications Internship Available

WEST DES MOINES, IOWA – September 27, 2018 – The Coalition to Support Iowa’s Farmers (CSIF) has an opening for a communications intern for undergraduate students pursuing a degree in an agriculture-related field. This paid internship is full-time from May through August, with potential for the selected applicant to work part-time in the spring/fall. The...

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Iowa Livestock Insider | September 2018

Green Farmstead Partner: Nursery Spotlight

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From the Intern – If I Don’t Do It, Who Will?

by Megyn Walston, Communications Intern  At the end of August, we honored our 139th Wergin Good Farm Neighbor family, Jim and Jennifer Carlson from Gowrie, IA. The Carlson’s raise cattle and hogs and are very involved in their community. It was obvious they have a positive influence in the community with over 100 friends and...

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Green Farmstead Partner Profile: Greenworld, Inc.

Greenworld, Inc. is located in Sioux Center, Iowa, where they grow their own stock of trees, shrubs, and other plants. Founded in 1981 by Larry Ribbens, Greenworld, Inc., has continued to grow as a family-based company. Their services include installing landscape, placing retaining walls, water features, and irrigation. They also seed and sod grass, place...

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