Iowa Corn leader Don Hunerdosse and his family were recognized with the Wergin Good Farm Neighbor award on September 22nd. Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey presented the award at the farm of Blake Reynolds who nominated the family. Don serves as the District 8 Director for the Iowa Corn Promotion Board (ICPB) and is an active member of the Warren County Iowa Corn Growers Association.
This award was designed to acknowledge livestock farmers who contribute significantly to their communities and take pride in caring for their animals and the land. The Hunderdosse’s farm corn, soybeans and hay while also managing a cow-calf operation. “The Hunerdosse’s are great friends, great neighbors and community members. Our community is a better place because of their involvement,” said Reynolds. “They are always looking for ways to improve markets and grow more bushels. Whether it is on one of their farms, a landlord’s, or providing advice and a helping hand to a younger farmer.”
The Wergin Good Farm Neighbor Award is made possible through the financial support of the Coalition to Support Iowa’s Farmers. It is named after Gary Wergin, a long-time WHO farm radio broadcaster who helped to create the award.
The Iowa Corn Promotion Board (ICPB), works to develop and defend markets, fund research, and provide education about corn and corn products. The Iowa Corn Growers Association (ICGA) is a membership organization lobbying on agricultural issues on behalf of its 8,000 farmer members. Both organizations work on the joint mission to create opportunities for long-term Iowa corn grower profitability.