Through the Gate // January 2023

01-31-2023 in Through The Gate

Good Farm Neighbors: Dennis & Diane Liljedahl


Dennis & Diane Liljedahl of Page County were recognized as the first Good Farm Neighbor Award recipients of 2023 on Wednesday, January 25th at the Iowa Pork Congress. Along with their son and daughter-in-law, they raise wean-to-finish hogs outside of Essex, IA. Dennis is a previous Iowa Pork Producers Association Board President and has served on the board since 2016. He also was recognized as a Master Pork Producer in 1994.


Farming for the Future

In partnership with the Iowa Cattlemen’s Association and Iowa Beef Industry Council, CSIF hosted the Farming for the Future Series on The Big Show. Podcast episodes from the series can be found on The Big Show’s podcast page, or on our website. Topics include market outlooks, financial opportunities, and farmer testimonials.


The Farming for the Future Friday series on The Big Show will return February 17th, focusing on opportunities in pork production in Iowa.


Good Neighbor Tip of the Month

Provide examples. Don’t talk in generalities. Offer examples about how you raise and care for your livestock, the various businesses and vendors you rely on to get the job done and agriculture’s benefits to the local economy.



Upcoming Events

Managing 2023 Farm Margins – Iowa Farm Bureau

February 2 // Nevada, IA

February 6 // Atlantic, IA

February 7 // Storm Lake, IA

February 20 // Washington, IA

February 21 // Independence, IA


Cattle Producer Forums – Iowa Cattlemen’s Association

February 7 // Guthrie County

February 8 // Dubuque County

February 23 // Clay County

March 1 // Washington County


Farming for the Future Friday with Iowa Pork

February 17 // The Big Show

February 24 // The Big Show

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