Through the Gate // April 2024

05-01-2024 in Through The Gate


CSIF – Because Confidence Matters


Bryce and Brian Sampson of Story County are confident they can handle anything that comes at them in their crop and livestock operation.

Raising the next generation on the farm has the father and son duo confident in the future.

A 2020 derecho has them confident they can handle catastrophe.

The Coalition to Support Iowa’s Farmers has them confident they can face their neighbors and regulatory agencies knowing they are doing things right.

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Good Farm Neighbors


Curt Eason

7th generation Greene County Heritage Farm family recognized for commitment to their community, care for their land and livestock.

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Lawless Family

Multi-generational farm family in southern Iowa honored as the first Good Farm Neighbors in Monroe County.

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Growing the Ag Environment


“The stage is set. The windbreak has been a huge help with our neighbors and part of the success of livestock operations in this area,” says Ryan Reed (pork producer in Wapello County). “Some of those people who first opposed us now own hog barns, made possible, in part, because mine is received in a good light.”

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Farming for the Future Friday: Where to Listen


Need to catch up on the latest editions of Farming for the Future Friday? Wondering when the next one is? Check out for future dates or listen to the recaps on The Big Show’s podcast page!




Industry News & Updates


Iowa Dairy Farmers, Poultry Producers Encouraged to Remain Vigilant Against Threat of HPAI

Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship is closely and continually monitoring the evolving situation, while reminding consumers that pasteurized milk and dairy products are safe to enjoy.

IDALS Resources

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Nominations now open to recognize the 2024 Iowa Conservation Farmers of the Year

Nominations are now open for the 2024 Iowa Conservation Farmer of the Year.  Now in its 73rd year, this prestigious honor has been awarded to celebrate conservation progress among select Iowa farmers who are committed to exceptional environmental stewardship and conservation efforts.

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