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Good Farm Neighbor Award Nominations Open
Iowa Ag Connection - 12/04/2018

Do you know farmers who go above and beyond to be good environmental stewards? The Coalition to Support Iowa's Farmers (CSIF), in partnership with WHO radio and the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship, encourages nominations for the 2019 Wergin Good Farm Neighbor Award.

The award, created in 2003, highlights Iowa farm families who are exceptional environmental stewards and animal caretakers while being active in their communities.

"Since its inception 15 years ago, 141 diverse Iowa farm families have been recognized for going the extra mile," said Gabrielle Glenister, CSIF assistant field specialist. "There are so many deserving farmers who are engaging in the latest conservation and animal care practices and we encourage all Iowans to nominate those good folks for this award."

Nominations are due December 15th and may be submitted online at www.supportfarmers.com/goodfarmneighbor.

The Wergin Good Farm Neighbor award is presented by the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship and Iowa Ag Radio Network and is made possible by the financial support of the Coalition to Support Iowa's Farmers.

The Coalition to Support Iowa's Farmers was created by farmers to help farmers raise livestock successfully and responsibly. It's a partnership involving the Iowa Beef Industry Council, Iowa Cattlemen's Association, Iowa Corn Growers Association, Iowa Farm Bureau Federation, Iowa Pork Producers Association, Iowa Poultry Association, Iowa Soybean Association, Iowa Turkey Federation and Midwest Dairy Association.

The non-profit, non-partisan organization aids farmers at no cost. CSIF does not lobby or develop policy. Farm families wanting a helping hand can contact the coalition at 800.932.2436.

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