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New first-in-the-nation service offers Iowa farm families free, ongoing counseling from experts | The Spokesman Speaks Podcast, Episode 73

5/17/2021

In this episode, we introduce the Iowa Farm Family Wellness Alliance, a new first-in-the-nation service (created by Farm Foundation and Iowa State Extension) that provides Iowa’s farm families with free, ongoing wellness coaching and counseling, from experts. Shari Rogge-Fidler (President and CEO of Farm Foundation) joins us to discuss the alliance and how it is designed to serve the unique needs of farm families.

Iowa Farm Bureau highlights importance of addressing stress and available resources

5/11/2021

While stress can move people toward positive change and action, when it crosses the line of impacting decision-making, relationships and physical health, it needs to be addressed.

Iowa Farm Bureau Federation statement on the Conserving and Restoring America the Beautiful report, known as 30x30

5/6/2021

“While IFBF appreciates that the Biden Administration’s Conserving and Restoring America the Beautiful Report (30x30) acknowledges concerns raised by agriculture, the specific details are lacking."

How a farmer and an ag marketer created an online marketplace dubbed “the Etsy of meat” | The Spokesman Speaks Podcast, Episode 72

5/3/2021

Hear how ChopLocal co-founders Jared Achen and Katie Olthoff started their business in response to COVID-19 disruptions and an ongoing farm-to-table renaissance.

Omitting facts on water quality misleads Iowans on progress

4/30/2021

Every year like clockwork, as sure as spring rains come, so does a flood of innuendo about Iowa’s water quality, misleading Iowans.

Iowa Farm Bureau scholarship winners represent next generation of agriculture leaders

4/29/2021

Agriculture is an industry that tackles challenges like increased productivity to meet the demands of a growing population, while also protecting the natural environment through innovation.

Farmers make environmental strides beyond Earth Day

4/22/2021

For farmers, thinking about the environment isn’t a one-day movement; it’s an everyday part of the gig.

How farmers are reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions with each meal served

4/21/2021

How do we feed more people while minimizing our greenhouse gas emissions and overall environmental footprint? Fortunately, America’s farmers have a pretty remarkable, well-documented history of doing that.

You’re standing on the key to higher yields | The Spokesman Speaks Podcast, Episode 71

4/19/2021

In this episode, Elyssa McFarland of the Soil Health Partnership offers tips for improving your soil’s health – to benefit the environment and your farm’s bottom line. And Barb Ristau of the Iowa Farmers Market Association shares the unique value that Iowa’s farmers markets contribute to their local communities.

Soil health data business earns Iowa Farm Bureau's Renew Rural Iowa Entrepreneur Award for promoting global sustainability

4/16/2021

Continuum Ag has turned data lurking beneath a farm ground’s surface into practical decision-making tools to help farmers improve their land, increase productivity and protect the environment.

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