Shamus Brown of Warren County placed first in the Iowa Farm Bureau Federation’s (IFBF) Young Farmer Discussion Meet held Dec. 6 during IFBF’s 98th annual meeting in Des Moines.
Adam Ebert’s passion for telling the story of Iowa agriculture and community involvement earned the young Coon Rapids farmer the prestigious Bob Joslin Excellence in Agriculture Award, presented during the Iowa Farm Bureau Federation’s (IFBF) 98th Annual Meeting in Des Moines, Dec. 6-7.
Members of the state’s largest grassroots farm organization gathered in Des Moines, 1,000 strong, to celebrate the many ways agriculture helps Iowans “Believe, Lead and Achieve” a path of success in rural Iowa.
Ian and Val Plagge of Latimer were named the Iowa Farm Bureau Federation (IFBF) 2016 Young Farmer Achievement Award Winner at the organization’s 98th annual meeting in Des Moines, Dec. 6-7.
Rural Iowa has an abundance of so many things: friendly people, wide open spaces or historic Main Streets, where one can shop in boutique businesses or enjoy a slice of pie so good it seems to stop time while you eat it. Sure, you can find all those things, and more; but too often, what you won’t find is a doctor.
The calendar may show this is the start of Iowa Farm Bureau Federation (IFBF) week, as proclaimed by Governor Terry Branstad, but the state’s largest grassroots farm organization has always believed that agriculture thrives, when rural Iowa thrives.
Imagine living in every Iowa community for 98 years (or longer), and you’ll understand why Farm Bureau devotes its energy and millions of dollars annually to the pillars that help support our entire state, from farm families and rural communities to students of all ages.
The Iowa Farm Bureau Federation (IFBF) is offering its members an exclusive opportunity to participate in an intensive market study tour to Poland in late June and early July 2017.
Biofuel supporters cheered last week as the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) put the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) “back on track” by raising renewable fuel volume requirements across all categories of biofuels for 2017.
While I’m looking forward to spending time with my family in northeast Iowa this year, I got an early taste of Thanksgiving when I met a family in northwest Iowa who raised turkeys to be part of a special turkey pardoning tradition at the White House.