Good Farm Neighbor Award


The Wergin Good Farm Neighbor Award recognizes Iowa livestock farmers who take pride in doing things right, and go above and beyond as environmental stewards and animal caretakers. It is an opportunity to tell the story of responsible livestock farming in Iowa, and highlight the families who make it so successful.

Nominees must meet four criteria
  1. Family operation
  2. Active in their community
  3. Producer livestock or poultry to the highest animal care standards
  4. Dedicated to conservation and/or environmental stewardship on their land

The award, presented by the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship and The Big Show, is made possible through the financial support of the Coalition to Support Iowa’s Farmers. It’s named in memory of Gary Wergin, a long-time WHO Radio farm broadcaster who created the award.

To nominate a family for the Wergin Good Farm Neighbor award, please fill out the form below. Click here for a printable form. If you have any questions, please contact Gabby Glenister at or 515.225.5526.


Nominations close at 11:59pm on Friday, November 15, 2019.