Through the Gate // December 2022

01-09-2023 in Through The Gate



Farming for the Future

This year’s conference, Financing Your Livestock Farm, featured an overview of the opportunities in livestock agriculture in the state of Iowa, the financial feasibility of raising livestock today and programs that are available to help finance your livestock project.

Presentations can be viewed on the website.

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Check out The Big Show’s Farming for the Future podcast episodes to learn more about opportunities available to current & future livestock farmers in Iowa:

Focusing on finding support for those entering agriculture – Couser Cattle Company, Iowa Cattlemen’s Association, and CSIF

Good Farm Neighbor Award, Farming For The Future – Justin & Corrine Rowe, Iowa Cattlemen’s Association, Iowa Beef Industry Council, and CSIF

Learn more about the State Revolving Fund program and how you can utilize it in your livestock operation, and gain insight into the future of cattle farming in Iowa.


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Derecho Windbreak Program


Derecho Windbreak Program Recap

On October 31, 2022, the CSIF Derecho Windbreak Program officially wrapped up. This program was CSIF’s response to the 2020 derecho, devastating several Iowa farms. More than 40 farms utilized the program to reestablish windbreaks, including Steve Schnormeier of Hardin County.

Participating Iowa farmers went above & beyond as environmental stewards, planting nearly 600 more trees than what was originally lost.

Thank you to the supporters who made this accomplishment possible.


Doing Good in the Neighborhood


Good Neighbor Tip of the Month

Be specific. If you’re planning to transport or incorporate manure, provide insight about when the work will likely take place, when you expect to complete the work and what fields will receive manure. Also, offer insight as to why manure is used as fertilizer, how manure management plans dictate the amount of manure that is used on a given parcel of land and how the nutrient benefits soil and water quality.

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Polk County Cattlemen Invest in Iowa Agriculture

The Polk County Cattlemen, an affiliate of the Iowa Cattlemen’s Association, affirms its support of Iowa agriculture through an investment in the Coalition to Support Iowa’s Farmers (CSIF).

We’re extremely grateful for Polk County Cattlemen’s ongoing contribution to the Coalition and deeply appreciative of their continued support of Iowa agriculture.

“The Coalition to Support Iowa’s Farmers plays an important role in Iowa agriculture. The Polk County Cattlemen and the Coalition have common goals of not only growing Iowa agriculture responsibly, but also spreading a positive message about how agriculture touches so many people within our great state,” said Eric Sanny, cattle farmer from Bondurant and Treasurer of the Polk County Cattlemen. “We are proud to support the Coalition and all their efforts to promote and help farmers throughout Iowa.”


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