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Benton Co. farmers recognized for caring for land, animals

Benton Co. farmers recognized for caring for land, animals
Wayne Newton, left, nominated his grandson, Seth, and his son, Don, for the Wergin Good Farm Neighbor Award.

A family of Benton County Farm Bureau members with a passion for agriculture were recognized last week with the Wergin Good Farm Neighbor Award.

Don and Seth Newton, father/son operators, raise cattle near Luzerne and also grow corn and soybeans.

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.

The Newtons were nominated for the award by the dad and grandfather, Wayne Newton, who pointed out Don and Seth’s work raising high quality beef while taking care of their land.

"These two are extremely conscientious regarding animal welfare and producing a high quality...




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