The Wessling family from Grand Junction, Iowa will be part of the Coalition to Support Iowa’s Farmers Green Farmstead Partner Program. This is a new program and Bruce Wessling sees several advantages to partnering with CSIF. He is in the planning stages, having met with Trees Forever and will be putting trees around one of the buildings to improve air quality, help shelter against snow and to make it look nice.The environment is important to the Wesslings, just as it is for non-farm neighbors. Bruce explains that his values are not so different from neighbors who are not raising hogs or crops. Keeping the environment clean and air quality good is important to him.
Bruce has close ties to the local community. He is involved with several organizations, purchases goods locally, and employs 2 full-time laborers.
More pictures from the 2009 Doing It Right Farm Tour