Through the Gate // November 2023

11-22-2023 in Through The Gate


Farming for the Future Conference



***Registration, including a complimentary lunch, is free if completed by November 27. A $20.00 fee will be charged for registrations after November 27.




Landscape Legends

Learn more about one of our newest Green Farmstead Partners. Landscape Legends is based out of Ames, IA and owned by Nick Coburn.

Controlled Ponds

Coburn also owns Controlled Ponds of Iowa, LLC. Learn how their services can benefit livestock farmers in Iowa.



From the Field


Iowa Needs Farmers

Iowa needs farmers. The Coalition to Support Iowa’s farmers will help farm families remain on the land and active members of their communities. The Coalition to Support Iowa’s Farmers provides farm families with individualized, farm-specific services they need to understand, implement, and follow rules and regulations affecting animal agriculture. If you or someone you know is looking to build new or expand their livestock operation, the Coalition should be the first call. The team will come out to the farm and meet with the farmer one-on-one to help with the next step in expanding the operation. These services are completely free and confidential to Iowa livestock farmers. For an unbiased, second set of eyes give CSIF a call at 800-932-2436.




Industry News & Updates


New Beef x Dairy Resource Available on Iowa Beef Center Website

“A new resource for producers feeding beef on dairy crossbreds is now available thanks to a grant from the Iowa Beef Industry Council. Funded through the Iowa State Beef Checkoff, this research grant to a team at Iowa Beef Center focused on a three-part project which includes the creation of a web resource library on current beef x dairy information.”

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Ag Stats Reveal Challenges and Resilience of Iowa’s Family Farms

Data from the 2023 Iowa Ag Stats, compiled by Iowa’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) and released by Iowa Farm Bureau, reveals record-high farm production costs, offset by elevated grain prices.

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Upcoming Events


Farming for the Future Conference

November 30 | Ankeny, IA

Register for FREE by November 27th.

Farming for the Future Friday

December 1 | The Big Show

LIVE from the ISU Kent Feed Mill & Grain Science Complex

Iowa Farm Bureau’s Farm/Ag Business Marketing + Branding Workshop Series

December 7-8, 2023 & January 11-12, 2024 | West Des Moines, IA

Iowa Farm Bureau has teamed up with Flying Hippo to offer a two-part Marketing + Branding Workshop series that will help you develop marketing and branding plans for your farm/ag business. Learn how to create a brand that will make your business stand out from the pack and how to develop digital and social strategies that will get you noticed. Learn More

Farming for the Future Friday

December 15 | The Big Show

LIVE from the Iowa Cattlemen’s Association Leadership Summit

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