Cherokee County Farm Getting Recognized for Livestock, Environmental Care

A farm in Cherokee County will be presented with the Wergin Good Farm Neighbor Award next week.

Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig will present the award to Cronin Farms of Meriden this coming Tuesday, September 6th at 11am.

The multi-generational family farm is owned and operated by Tim and Angela Cronin, their son Andrew and daughter-in-law Valerie, and son Matthew. Tim took over the farm in 1975 that was originally owned by his uncle. The family grows corn, soybeans, and hay, and maintains a 200 head cattle feedlot. The farm has implemented an array of conservation practices including minimum tillage, and have converted steeper crop ground to hay acres to help prevent erosion.

The Wergin Good Farm Neighbor Award is made possible by the Coalition to Support Iowa’s Farmers. The award recognizes Iowa livestock farmers who take pride in caring for the environment, their livestock, and being good neighbors. It is named in memory of long-time farm broadcaster Gary Wergin, who helped create the award.