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America Needs Farmers




Coach Fry's legacy lives on through ANF


America's farmers lost a legendary champion when former Iowa Hawkeye football coach Hayden Fry passed away earlier this week.

America needs food — and farmers


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.

"America Needs Farmers" still rings true with today's farming challenges


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.

Why America needs more locally-grown (and globally-sustainable) food


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...

ANF: Celebrating Why America Needs Farmers Today


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.

Why America Needs Farmers (ANF), the economic impact of ag, and a new health plan that’s saving Iowans thousands of dollars: The Spokesman Speaks Podcast, Episode 23


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.

Iowa Farm Bureau and Iowa Hawkeyes team up to provide "ANF Game Day On-Field Experience"


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.

Discounted Iowa Hawkeye Football Tickets Available for Farm Bureau Members


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.

Celebrating an engine that drives the world


Aaron Kampman knew about planting, growing, and harvesting long before he lettered in football for the University of Iowa from 1998-2001.