America Needs Farmers The story of ANF (America Needs Farmers) began in 1985, in the midst of the 1980s Farm Crisis that claimed thousands of Iowa farms. Hear legendary Hawkeye football coach Hayden Fry explain why he created the ANF decal for Iowa’s football helmets and read why ANF is still important today.

America Needs Farmers

The story of ANF (America Needs Farmers) began in 1985, in the midst of the 1980s Farm Crisis that claimed thousands of Iowa farms. Hear legendary Hawkeye football coach Hayden Fry explain why he created the ANF decal for Iowa’s football helmets and read why ANF is still important today. LEARN MORE

 

Meet Iowa Farmers

Never been on a farm? You're not alone. Less than five percent of Iowans farm, and the average person is multiple generations removed from farming.

All across Iowa, farmers work each day to grow and raise the food you and your family enjoy. They care for their animals. They respect and love the land. In many cases, their families have farmed that same land for generations, so it's in their best interest to protect it and care for it.


Best Food Facts


Want to know more about where your food comes from?

Best Food Facts brings you objective, fact-based information from more than 200 food system experts – ranging from university-based scientists to the registered dietitian community and farmers – who understand the science behind your food and what it means for your health, so you can make informed choices for yourself and your family.

Have a questions? Click here to ask the experts.