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Wergin Good Farm Neighbor Award


The Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship and the Iowa Ag Radio Network are continuing their partnership to honor Iowa livestock producers for their commitment and dedication to the environment, their community and their livestock through the Wergin Good Farm Neighbor Award.

Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey stated, “The goal of the Wergin Good Farm Neighbor Award is to generate positive stories about Iowa livestock producers. Thousands of these stories exist all across Iowa. We also want the people who know these producers best, their neighbors, to nominate them because of their respectable farming practices.”

The award is made possible through the financial support of The Coalition to Support Iowa’s Farmers and Farm Credit Services of America. “This award is a tremendous opportunity to tell the story of agriculture. I’m proud to be a part of telling that story,” Northey concluded.

To nominate, a neighbor should write a letter or e-mail explaining why their neighbor should receive this designation.

Applications may be submitted to:
Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship
Wergin Good Farm Neighbor Award
Henry A. Wallace Building
Des Moines, IA 50319 or E-mail Communications@iowaAgriculture.gov

In the e-mail subject line please type: Wergin Good Farm Neighbor Award Nomination. The application should detail the livestock producer’s commitment to the environment, community, neighbors, and preserving the land for future generations.

A monthly winner will receive an award plaque presented by the Secretary of Agriculture and will be interviewed on the Iowa Ag Radio Program.


Congratulations to Kurt and Heather Hora in Washington County. They were awarded the 'WERGIN GOOD FARM NEIGHBOR AWARD' for September 2013





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