In uncertain times, America's farmers are persevering in growing the food, fuel, and fiber we need, and these former Hawkeyes want to share their appreciation.
America's farmers lost a legendary champion when former Iowa Hawkeye football coach Hayden Fry passed away earlier this week.
One thing is for sure, Americans and Iowans need food, and we certainly need the farmers who raise and grow our food now more than ever.
At a time when farmers face a slew of challenges from weather, trade, low prices in commodity markets and other “uncontrollables,” the sentiment of “America Needs Farmers” still rings true today.
Former Iowa Hawkeye star Matt Kroul grows conventional corn and soybeans and raises cattle on his family’s 150-year-old eastern Iowa farm. He also grows pumpkins and “vegetables from A to Z,” and he’s part of a community supported agriculture (CSA) exchange that allows locals to buy seasonal produce from his farm. He’s your "typical" Iowa farmer...
Former Hawkeye standout Matt Kroul named this year's ANF Wall of Honoree
Iowa Hawkeyes coach Hayden Fry created ANF, America Needs Farmers, to remind Americans of farming’s importance during the 1980s Farm Crisis. Today, farming remains a pillar of Iowa’s economy and its communities. ANF is a way to celebrate farming’s enduring importance for Iowa and America.
In this episode, we discuss the Farm Bureau Health Plan (a one-year-old comprehensive health plan that’s saving some Iowans thousands of dollars) and a new study quantifying the economic impact of Iowa agriculture. We also chat with Iowa Hawkeye greats Kirk Ferentz and Matt Kroul about the America Needs Farmers (ANF) cause, as we prepare to celebrate the ninth annual ANF Game Day, October 12 at Kinnick Stadium.
On October 12, the Iowa Farm Bureau Federation (IFBF) and University of Iowa Hawkeyes will team up to celebrate Iowa’s farmers during the 9th annual America Needs Farmers (ANF) Game Day.
Again this year, in recognition of the Iowa Farm Bureau’s sponsorship of the intercollegiate athletics program at the University of Iowa and ongoing support of the America Needs Farmers initiative, the University of Iowa Athletics Department is providing staff and the membership of the Iowa Farm Bureau the opportunity to purchase tickets to select home games of the 2018 Iowa football season at special pricing.
Aaron Kampman knew about planting, growing, and harvesting long before he lettered in football for the University of Iowa from 1998-2001.
This Saturday, through family-friendly tailgate games, about 40 young Iowa farmers will share how they grow crops or raise animals.
After his professional football playing career, Aaron Kampman, his wife, Linde, and their children could have relocated anywhere in the country. They chose Iowa.
2018 ANF Wall of Honor inductee Aaron Kampman is a reminder that integrity and dedication can’t take a break during the down years.
Former Hawkeye standout and 10-Year NFL star Aaron Kampman has been named this year’s ANF Wall of Honor inductee.
Iowa Farm Bureau and the University of Iowa will showcase the many ways “America Needs Farmers” at the seventh annual ANF Game Day, held Saturday, Sept. 23 at Kinnick Stadium.
The Iowa Farm Bureau and University of Iowa Hawkeyes are partnering to celebrate Iowa farmers during the 7th annual America Needs Famers (ANF) Game Day on September 23 when the Hawks take on the Penn State Nittany Lions.
Help us celebrate the work America’s farm families do to provide for our daily needs during the seventh annual ANF Game Day, September 23 at historic Kinnick Stadium in Iowa City, Iowa!
The Iowa Farm Bureau Federation (IFBF) and University of Iowa Athletic Department’s America Needs Farmer’s (ANF) initiative is announcing a donation of $32,250 to the Iowa Food Bank Association, which will be presented on-field during the annual Hawkeyes Spring Practice at Valley High School in West Des Moines.
Chad Greenway’s gridiron success is well known, but his Farm Strong character that made him the perfect fit for the ANF squad is less reported.
On October 18, 2016, Dallas Clark was named the fifth recipient of the ANF Wall of Honor, joining previous recipients Casey Wiegmann (2012), Jared DeVries (2013), Bruce Nelson (2014), and Robert Gallery (2015). Watch his acceptance speech here.
While it’s a source of pride for those of us with a farm background, I can’t blame you for asking why ANF should matter to you, thirty-one years later.
The Iowa Farm Bureau and University of Iowa are teaming up to celebrate Iowa’s farmers for the sixth annual ANF Game Day on Oct. 22, when the UI football team hosts Wisconsin in a nationally televised game that will kick off at 11:01 a.m. CT, inside Kinnick Stadium.
The Iowa Farm Bureau and Iowa Hawkeyes are teaming up to celebrate Iowa farmers during the 6th annual America Needs Famers (ANF) Game Day on October 22 when the Hawks take on the University of Wisconsin.
'America needs farmers' raises $100,000 for local food pantries
Just ahead of the Rose Bowl championship game, the University of Iowa Athletic Department’s America Needs Farmers (ANF) initiative and the Iowa Farm Bureau last month announced a donation of $18,500 to the Iowa Food Bank Association, putting the total dollars contributed to food banks since the initiative was announced five years ago to over $100,000.
The Iowa Farm Bureau Federation (IFBF) and University of Iowa Athletic Department’s America Needs Farmer’s (ANF) initiative today announced a donation of $18,500 to the Iowa Food Bank Association, putting the total dollars contributed to food banks since the initiative was announced five years ago to over $100,000.
Former University of Iowa (UI) and National Football League (NFL) standout Robert Gallery, who grew up on a farm in northeast Iowa, was inducted last week into the America Needs Farmers (ANF) Wall of Honor at Kinnick Stadium in Iowa City.
The Iowa Farm Bureau and Iowa Hawkeyes are teaming up to celebrate Iowa’s farmers for the fifth annual ANF Game Day September 19, when the UI football team hosts the University of Pittsburgh in a nationally-televised college football game that will kick off at 7:00 p.m. inside historic Kinnick Stadium in Iowa City, Iowa.
You can bet a lot of memories, both good and bad, will be in play this weekend when the 30th anniversary of the America Needs Farmers or ANF campaign is celebrated in Iowa City.
The 2015 Iowa Farm Bureau/America Needs Farmers Weekly Prize Giveaway is offered only in the 50 United States & District of Columbia (“U.S.”). It begins 9/16/15 and ends 11/26/15. To enter, participants must agree to the official rules in this document.
Celebrate the 30 year anniversary of 'America Needs Farmers'
Discover why former Iowa Hawkeye and NFL player Bruce Nelson, who farms near Emmetsburg, has joined the America Needs Farmers (ANF) team to recognize the important role that farmers play in providing food, fiber and fuel to families here and around the world.
Food Bank Receives $22,000 Donation through ANF Initiative
New ANF Wall of Honoree Bruce Nelson and Former Hawkeyes, NFL Legends to Sign Autographs in ANF Legends Tent
Iowa City native and former National Football League (NFL) Pro Bowl kicker Nate Kaeding is the newest member of the America Needs Farmers (ANF) team, joining an impressive roster of other former Hawkeye and NFL stars supporting the ANF campaign to raise awareness about the food and energy options that today’s farmers provide.
An Iowa farmer builds 'mule barn' for legendary Iowa Hawkeye coach
Iowa City native Nate Kaeding retires from professional football to open an restaurant and bar with Iowa-grown foods and drinks.
Bruce Nelson is the 2014 America Needs Farmer Wall of Honor selection. The ANF Wall of Honor salutes former University of Iowa football student-athletes who exemplify the tenacity, work ethic, and character of the Iowa farmer, qualities that have helped Iowa remain the leading agriculture state in the nation.
The Iowa Farm Bureau Federation (IFBF) and the University of Iowa Athletic Department are bringing some much-needed assistance to the Iowa Food Bank Association with a special donation of $21,500 through the America Needs Farmers (ANF) initiative, which began three years ago.
When you look beyond the shiny tinsel, bells and lights, what the Christmas season truly celebrates is the spirit of giving.Just a few days before Christmas, I was invited on a tour of the Food Bank of...
Jared DeVries waves to the crowd at Kinnick Stadium after joining the America Needs Farmers Wall of Honor.Jared DeVries doesn’t have an ounce of quit in him.Iowa’s career leader in quarterback sacks played...
The University of Iowa Athletics Department and the Iowa Farm Bureau encourage Hawkeye fans attending Saturday’s ANF Game against the Northwestern Wildcats at historic Kinnick Stadium to bring one non-perishable food item to the support the United Way of Johnson County and the Iowa Food Bank Association.
Since teaming up to raise awareness of the food and energy options that today’s farmers provide through the America Needs Farmers (ANF) campaign, the Iowa Farm Bureau Federation (IFBF) and the University of Iowa (U of I) Athletics Department have contributed more than $60,000 to food banks through donations and sales of ANF merchandise.
Chad Greenway talks farming, football and his passions on WHO Radio.
The newest member to join the America Needs Farmers (ANF) campaign, Minnesota Vikings' linebacker, Chad Greenway, is teaming up with the Iowa Farm Bureau to bring much-needed food bank donations to the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma City, the disaster relief donation coordinator for Oklahoma tornado victims. A $10,000 donation was raised by Iowa farmers for the ANF program, which Greenway supports.
Former Hawkeye All-American, Current NFL Star Advocates ANF
The Iowa Farm Bureau salutes its friend and honorary member Hayden Fry today on his 84th birthday.
Dallas Clark. Sean Considine. Rob Bruggeman. Bruce Nelson. Derek Pagel. Pete McMahon. Grant Steen. Sam Brownlee. Tyler Luebke. Dan Olszta...you get the idea.
As Iowans make their meal and travel plans for the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday, there are many in the state who are struggling to just put food on the table.
So how does one go from being a young boy growing up in rural Iowa to a successful man with a record-setting 16-year career in the National Football League?
Former Hawkeye has high respect for farmers and their values
Former Hawkeye offensive lineman thrives in the NFL
There's talking 'pounds' this week on the UI campus including the pounds of food that was collected at the Iowa football team's open practice
The Iowa Farm Bureau teamed up with the University of Iowa, the Johnson County Crisis Center and the Iowa Food Bank Association to bring the first-ever ‘America Needs Farmers (ANF) Food Drive’ to Kinnick...
Fans attending Hawkeyes' free public event invited to make donations to help Johnson County, statewide food banks
Anyone can be a member of the Iowa Farm Bureau and enjoy a variety of benefits including access to exclusive ANF-branded merchandise
Saturday, Oct. 15, was a win-win for Iowa’s farmers and the University of Iowa Hawkeye football team.The Hawks beat Big Ten rival Northwestern and Iowa farmers talked to football fans about agriculture....
Public Television's 'Market to Market' show tells the ANF story
Iowa to celebrate America's farmers, school spirit in prime time
Not going to Kids at Kinnick on Saturday? Then consider the Iowa State Fair!
If you listen to former Iowa football coach Hayden Fry for any length of time, there’s a good chance you’ll learn as much about farming as football.Fry captivated a room full of reporters at Iowa’s football...
26 years after its inception, ANF may be more relevant than ever