Here at Wide Right & Natty Lite, we do our best to Actually Help Farmers, and since we couldn’t afford stickers on a helmet with zero other purpose, we decided that we would make an effort to support Iowa farmers in another way.
In our AHF Featured Farm Project, we will honor one family farm each week of an Iowa State home game. We are searching for farms in Iowa (or outside) that bring passion to the fields, both football and corn. Every nominated farm will have the option to purchase a custom shirt featuring their farm logo, and our AHF logo on the back (click here to buy the Clough Farms AHF shirt). 50% of all shirt sales will go towards Practical Farmers of Iowa and the Farm Crisis Center in efforts to Actually Help Farmers.
This week, I spoke with Alex Clough of Clough Farms. The Cloughs farm is just outside of Clare, Iowa, where they have about 80 cows and calves and have around 1500 acres of land. Alex is a 4th-generation farmer, but her dad, Randy, and grandpa, Marv, still help out quite a bit along with her brother, Will.
The Clough family has always been Iowa State fans, mainly because of their ties to the farming community. “The people that we’ve met before or after being at Iowa State have been great...Jack Trice is pretty awesome and Hilton is always a good time.” The Cloughs love supporting the Cyclones any chance they get.
What does Actually Helping Farmers mean to them? “Providing farmers with the most reliable resources to make their farm better, not just for their generation, but for the next,” said Alex. She also mentioned how far Iowa State has gotten in their own research to help all farmers, “Ground-breaking data and tips to help all farmers the best they can.”
Special thanks to the Clough Family for their partnership and for Actually Helping Farmers!
Have a family farm or know someone actually helping farmers? Email firstname.lastname@example.org to be featured!