OUR MISSION OF HELPING IOWAâ€™S FARM FAMILIES GROW SUCCESSFULLY + RESPONSIBLY IS STILL AS IMPORTANT TO THE STATE TODAY AS IT WAS 15 YEARS AGO.
BRIAN WADDINGHAM Executive Director
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS january 16, 2020 9:00AM
WELCOME + INTRODUCTIONS BRIAN WADDINGHAM - EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, CSIF
UNDER ATTACK: PERSPECTIVE FROM THE FRONTLINE ANDY CURLISS - CEO, NORTH CAROLINA PORK COUNCIL
IOWA NUISANCE SUIT UPDATE: IS THIS A TREND? CAN IT CONTINUE? ELDON MCAFEE - ATTORNEY, BRICK GENTRY LAW FIRM
INDUSTRY PANEL MODERATOR: CHRIS GRUENHAGEN - GOVERNMENT RELATIONS COUNSEL, IOWA FARM BUREAU PANELISTS: - JOSH FLINT - ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR, COMMUNICATIONS + PEOPLE PROJECTS, THE MASCHHOFFS - JENN CRALL - DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC AFFAIRS, IOWA SELECT FARMS - DREW MOGLER - PUBLIC POLICY DIRECTOR, IOWA PORK PRODUCERS ASSOCIATION - ELDON MCAFEE - ATTORNEY, BRICK GENTRY LAW
PROTECTING YOUR LIVELIHOOD: ENGAGING WITH NEIGHBORS + COMMUNITIES HANNAH THOMPSON-WEEMAN - VICE PRESIDENT OF COMMUNICATIONS, ANIMAL AG ALLIANCE
HOPE IS NOT A STRATEGY: GROWING RESPONSIBLY BRIAN WADDINGHAM - EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, CSIF
FARMER PANEL MODERATOR: KENT MOWRER - SENIOR FIELD COORDINATOR, CSIF PANELISTS: TRENT HATLEN - ERIC HENRY - SCHYLER BARDOLE
A SOCIAL LICENSE TO FARM? EARNING THE TRUST OF A NON-FARMING PUBLIC LAURIE JOHNS - COMMUNICATIONS CONSULTANT
YOUR FARM. YOUR FUTURE.
OUR STORY ... SO FAR The Coalition is a partnership involving the Iowa Beef Industry Council, Iowa Cattlemen’s Association, Iowa Corn Growers Association, Iowa Farm Bureau Federation, Iowa Pork Producers Association, Iowa Poultry Association, Iowa Soybean Association, Iowa Turkey Federation + Midwest Dairy.
CSIF is a non-profit, non-partisan
The Coalition has assisted more
organization that provides
than 4,600 Iowa farm families to
assistance to farmers at no cost.
follow all rules + regulations,
It does not lobby or develop
siting, + neighbor relations.
CREATED BY FARMERS
The Coalition to Support Iowa’s Farmers was created by farmers in 2004 with the mission of working with farmers to advocate and help implement on-farm bestmanagement practices that assist Iowa’s farm families in raising livestock responsibly + successfully.
AMAZING PEOPLE WORKING AS A TEAM
WE HAVE A LIFETIME OF FARMING AHEAD OF US + WE HOPE TO CONTINUE TO GROW WITH LIVESTOCK. I’M THANKFUL WE HAVE CSIF TO HELP. -LUCAS TJELMELAND
Like many of today’s young producers, he realizes a diversified crop + livestock operation is the way to accomplish his dreams. Tjelmeland knew that he needed to further diversify into livestock production to grow the family farm, but wanted assistance in doing it right + understanding the environmental rules that
would apply to his farm. Those reasons prompted him to call the Coalition to Support Iowa’s Farmers when he was finally ready to construct a 4,000 head hog confinement unit in 2014.
SENIOR FIELD COORDINATOR
Assists livestock + poultry farmers in following all rules + regulations, choosing good locations for new livestock facilities, enhancing neighbor relations + safeguard air, soil + water quality.
Directs the Coalition’s work in helping farmers follow all rules + regulations, choose good locations for new farms, strengthen neighbor relations + safeguard air, soil + water quality.
ASSISTANT FIELD SPECIALIST
THE BEST IN THE BARN
Communicates the Coalition’s mission + services by sharing the stories of Iowa’s farm families who have grown their livestock farms successfully + responsibly.
Assists CSIF by coordinating outreach activities, promoting special events + developing content for the organization’s communication channels.
UNDER ATTACK: PERSPECTIVE FROM THE FRONTLINE
Andy Curliss is CEO of the North Carolina Pork Council, the statewide trade association that advocates on behalf of the stateâ€™s farmers + business partners who produce $3 billion in pork products that feed families in North Carolina, across the nation, + around the world.
ANDY CURLISS CEO - NORTH CAROLINA PORK COUNCIL
Eldon McAfee was raised on a farm near Atlantic, Iowa, + continues to operate the family farm with his family in a crop-share lease. Utilizing his farm experience, he went to Drake University Law School in the agricultural law program. Since graduation in 1991 Eldon’s law practice has focused on agricultural law + he is now recognized as one of Iowa’s preeminent attorneys, authors + presenters in agricultural law.
ELDON MCAFEE ATTORNEY - BRICK GENTRY LAW FIRM
Since joining the Alliance in 2014, Hannah has led the development + implementation of communications strategy + uses traditional, digital + social media to help connect consumers + influencers with factual information about modern food production. Hannah holds a B.S. in agricultural communications + an M.S. in agricultural + extension education from The Ohio State University.
HANNAH THOMPSON-WEEMAN VICE PRESIDENT OF COMMUNICATIONS - ANIMAL AG ALLIANCE
Laurie grew up on a Century hog farm in Wright County + was already working in broadcast news when she graduated from ISU. After a highly successful 25 year career in news, she joined Iowa Farm Bureau, where she helped thousands of Iowa farmers build trust with consumers. Although she just retired from Farm Bureau, Laurie continues to produce + anchor the Iowa Minute, as well as the Spokesman Speaks podcast.
LAURIE JOHNS COMMUNICATIONS CONSULTANT
PRO PANELISTS JOSH FLINT ASSOC. DIRECTOR - COMM. + TALENT // THE MASCHHOFFS
Josh Flint is the Associate Director of Communications + Talent Acquisition at The Maschhoffs, a large, familyowned hog production company. Prior to The Maschhoffs, Josh was an editor at a number of ag magazines, including Prairie Farmer. His passion is telling the story of agriculture + attracting new people to this amazing industry.
JENN CRALL DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC AFFAIRS // IOWA SELECT FARMS
leads outreach efforts to neighbors, community stakeholders + government officials. extensive background in strategic planning, preparing political candidates + parties for election, developing advocacy campaigns + building sustainable grassroots organizations.
DREW MOGLER PUBLIC POLICY DIRECTOR // IOWA PORK PRODUCERS ASSOCIATION
oversees the organization’s State + Federal policy initiatives as well as environmental programming. joined IPPA in 2016 as their Producer Education Director. graduated from Iowa State University where he received his bachelors degree majoring in Agricultural Business. grew up on his family’s crop + livestock farm in Lyon County, Iowa.
TRENT HATLEN OWNER // ADRIAN’S FINISHER
Trent is a 3rd generation family farmer from NW Iowa. He grows corn, soybeans + raises hogs for Iowa Select Farms. Trent’s mother + daughter are also part of the family farming operation. In 2018 he partnered with Iowa Select Farms + built two hog barns to supplement his farming income.
ERIC HENRY OWNER // LONGVIEW FARMS
LongView Pork is a family farm in central Iowa. LongView raises corn, soybeans + seed corn in addition to contract finishing pigs for TriOak Foods. Over four generations of Henry family members have worked hard to provide landowners, seed companies, + pig owners a production partner that strives to deliver outstanding results.
SCHYLER BARDOLE OWNER // BARDOLE FAMILY FARMS
In 2017, Schyler returned to his familyâ€™s century farm as the 6th generation. he farms with his father, Tim, grandfather, Roy + uncle Pete, in Greene County, Iowa. Bardole Family Farms is a no-till, strip-till operation where they farm 2,300 acres of corn + soybeans. a new 4,992-head hog facility was built in 2019,
CHRIS GRUENHAGEN GOVERNMENT RELATIONS COUNSEL // IOWA FARM BUREAU
assists members with general legal information, state + national regulatory affairs + the state legislative program. Chris joined Farm Bureau in 1990. She graduated from Drake University with a Juris Doctorate degree, + also holds an undergraduate degree from the University of Iowa. Chris grew up on a farm in Eastern Iowa + now resides near Des Moines.
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