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Watch Dallas Clark's ANF Wall of Honor acceptance speech

10/27/2016

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.

Why ANF matters to you, even if you don’t farm

10/20/2016

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.

Iowa Farm Bureau, UI Athletics announce Oct. 22 ANF activities

10/18/2016

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.

Iowa Farm Bureau partners with University of Iowa Football to provide a lucky fan an 'ANF Game Day On-Field Experience'

9/1/2016

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.

Giving back to Iowa food banks

12/30/2015

'America needs farmers' raises $100,000 for local food pantries

Video: ANF donates $100,000 to Iowa food banks

12/22/2015

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.

America Needs Farmers (ANF) reaches milestone $100,000 donation to Iowa Food Banks

12/3/2015

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.

Hawkeye great Gallery inducted into ANF Wall of Honor

9/21/2015

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.

Iowa Farm Bureau, UI Athletics Department celebrate 30 years of 'ANF,' announce September 19 America Needs Farmers (ANF) game day activities

9/14/2015

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.

After 30 years of ANF, America needs farmers more than ever

9/14/2015

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.

Official Rules: 2015 Iowa Farm Bureau/America Needs Farmers Weekly Prize Giveaway

9/9/2015

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.

Cheer on the Hawkeyes at ANF Game Day

8/28/2015

Celebrate the 30 year anniversary of 'America Needs Farmers'

Video: America Needs Farmers

8/21/2015

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.

Iowa Farm Bureau, UI Athletics Department Announce Nov. 1 America Needs Farmers Game Day Activities

10/27/2014

New ANF Wall of Honoree Bruce Nelson and Former Hawkeyes, NFL Legends to Sign Autographs in ANF Legends Tent

Former Hawkeye All-American Kicker Nate Kaeding Joins Iowa Farm Bureau And The America Needs Farmers Team

10/6/2014

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.

A Thank-You Gift  for Coach Fry

9/25/2014

An Iowa farmer builds 'mule barn' for legendary Iowa Hawkeye coach

From Football Field to Farm Field

9/25/2014

Iowa City native Nate Kaeding retires from professional football to open an restaurant and bar with Iowa-grown foods and drinks.

2014 America Needs Farmers Wall of Honor Selection: Bruce Nelson

8/4/2014

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 ANF Initiative Helps Ring in "Season of Giving" with $21,500 Donation to Iowa Food Banks

12/31/2013

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.

Food assistance needed at Christmas, and all through the year

12/23/2013

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...

What is “Farm Strong”?

11/1/2013

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...

Iowa Farm Bureau and Iowa Hawkeyes Kick Off ANF Game Day With Food Drive and Family Fun

10/24/2013

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.

Former Hawkeye/NFL Stars On Hand to Celebrate Iowa’s Farmers

10/21/2013

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 ANF

5/22/2013

Chad Greenway talks farming, football and his passions on WHO Radio.

America Needs Farmers and Vikings Linebacker Chad Greenway Join Forces to Help Oklahoma Tornado Victims

5/21/2013

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.

Pro Bowl Linebacker Chad Greenway Joins America Needs Farmers Team

5/16/2013

Former Hawkeye All-American, Current NFL Star Advocates ANF

Happy Birthday Hayden Fry

2/28/2013

The Iowa Farm Bureau salutes its friend and honorary member Hayden Fry today on his 84th birthday.

Tobin The Latest Walk-On Success Story

11/7/2012

Dallas Clark. Sean Considine. Rob Bruggeman. Bruce Nelson. Derek Pagel. Pete McMahon. Grant Steen. Sam Brownlee. Tyler Luebke. Dan Olszta...you get the idea.

America Needs Farmers 2012 Brings $21,500 Donation to Iowa Food Banks During Crucial Time of Need

11/2/2012

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.

 Wiegmann First on ANF Wall of Honor

10/19/2012

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?

 Clark Joins America Needs Farmers Effort

7/2/2012

Former Hawkeye has high respect for farmers and their values

Iowa Football Put All-Pro Yanda on Track

6/7/2012

Former Hawkeye offensive lineman thrives in the NFL

ANF Food Bank Drive a Huge Success

4/19/2012

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

America Needs Farmers (ANF) helps feed the hungry

4/19/2012

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...

ANF Food Drive Set For Open Iowa Football Spring Practice

4/6/2012

Fans attending Hawkeyes' free public event invited to make donations to help Johnson County, statewide food banks

Iowa Farm Bureau Offers Members Unique ANF Merchandise

12/8/2011

Anyone can be a member of the Iowa Farm Bureau and enjoy a variety of benefits including access to exclusive ANF-branded merchandise

ANF Day a Huge Success

10/20/2011

Iowa Farm Bureau, Hawkeyes, Hawk fans celebrate America's farmers

ANF Game Day!

10/17/2011

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....

ANF Day at Kinnick Draws National Attention

10/13/2011

Public Television's 'Market to Market' show tells the ANF story

Saturday at Kinnick: ANF Day and Black and Gold Spirit

10/10/2011

Iowa to celebrate America's farmers, school spirit in prime time

Cheer the Hawkeyes or Cheer 'ANF Angus'

8/12/2011

Not going to Kids at Kinnick on Saturday? Then consider the Iowa State Fair!

Hawkeye’s Fry knows America Needs Farmers

8/9/2011

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...

Fry: America Still Needs Farmers

8/8/2011

26 years after its inception, ANF may be more relevant than ever

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