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. Produce 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.

If you know a family deserving of the Wergin Good Farm Neighbor Award, watch for our nomination period in the fall of 2020. If you have any questions, please contact Gabby Glenister at or 515.225.5526.


View past Wergin Good Farm Neighbor Award winners here!