Through the Gate // January 2024

02-05-2024 in Through The Gate

 

Schmidt Family Farms Named First Good Farm Neighbors in Hancock County

 

 

Schmidt Family Farms, which was designated as a Century Farm in 2011, is owned and operated by brothers Jamie and his wife Beth Schmidt and Lonnie and his wife Christine Schmidt of rural Garner. The multi-generational family farm also consists of the Schmidt brothers’ parents, LuVerne and Mary Ann, as well as the next generation, including Lonnie and Christine’s children Adam and his wife Victoria and Leah and her husband Mark Reinert as well as Jamie and Beth’s daughter Brianna. Jamie and Beth are also the parents of two other daughters, Stephanie and her family from Houston, TX, and Brittney and her husband from Moline, IL. The farm also has three dedicated long-time employees.

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20 Years & Growing

Coalition to Support Iowa’s Farmers Celebrates 20th Anniversary

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The Fenceline Podcast

 

Rules, Regulations, & the Future of Your Farm

Recapping the Farming for the Future Conference with three of the day’s presenters.

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Financing Your Livestock Projects

Talking programs to help finance livestock projects & Iowa Beef Industry Council funded research projects.

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Planting Trees on Livestock & Poultry Farms

 

 

It might be winter now, but it’s never too early to think about planting trees on your farm.

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Industry News & Updates

 

Iowa Dairy Innovation Grants

Secretary Naig announces launch of new Choose Iowa Dairy Innovation Grants.

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Iowa Trespass Laws

Federal court upholds Iowa laws against ‘undercover’ farm videos.

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Iowa Pork Congress

Highlights of the 2024 Iowa Pork Congress including new president, Master Pork Producers, and the 2024 pork queen & youth ambassadors.

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Producer Composting Seminars

The Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship will be hosting three Producer Composting Seminars across Iowa on March 12, 13, and 14.

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Upcoming Events

 

All Things Beef: Pasture Prep

February 5 | Afton, IA

Hosted by Iowa State University Extension & Outreach Region 23

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ICA Cattle Producer Forums

February 5, 7, 8, 20, 22 |Welton, Sac City, Winterset, Bloomfield, Nashua

Free for all members; non-members $25. Each event begins with registration and meal at 5:30 p.m., followed by an ICA Update, main speaker, and IBIC update. Events are scheduled to conclude by 8:00 p.m.

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IFBF Ag Market Outlook Meeting Series

February 7, 13, 22 | Calmar, Donnellson, Eldridge, Tipton, Moville

Join Zach Brummer, Iowa Farm Bureau farmer education program manager, and Christopher Pudenz, Iowa Farm Bureau economics and research manager, as they discuss the challenges and opportunities ahead.

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Farm Transition Conference

February 8-9 | Ames, IA

Whether you want to begin farming, you are looking to transition your farm to the next generation, or you are a producer somewhere in between, this conference is for you!

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BQA Workshops

February 8, 12, 26, 27 | Cascade, Arlington, Hampton, Moville

Earn your BQA Certification at one of the upcoming BQA Workshops.

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Farming for the Future Friday

February 9 | The Big Show

Join us LIVE on The Big Show on NEWSRADIO 1040 WHO.

“Take Root” Farm Continuation Workshops: Tama County

February 15 + 29 | Traer, IA

Iowa Farm Bureau’s “Take Root” program helps farmers develop a comprehensive, managed approach for their family farm’s continuation and growth from the roots up.

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Farming for the Future Friday

February 16 | The Big Show

Join us LIVE from Cass County on The Big Show on NEWSRADIO 1040 WHO.

IPPA Regional Conferences

February 19, 20, 21, 22 | Orange City, Webster City, Nashua, Washington

Each regional conference will have a PQA Plus® training session from 9 a.m. until noon. The regional conference presentations will start at 1 p.m. at each location.

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“Take Root” Farm Continuation Workshops: Palo Alto County

February 22 + March 21 | Emmetsburg, IA

Iowa Farm Bureau’s “Take Root” program helps farmers develop a comprehensive, managed approach for their family farm’s continuation and growth from the roots up.

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Farming for the Future Friday

February 23 | The Big Show

Join us LIVE from ISU Vet Med on The Big Show on NEWSRADIO 1040 WHO.

 

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