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Accu-Steel recently renewed our investment in the Coalition to Support Iowa’s Farmers. CSIF was established in 2004 BY farmers FOR farmers to help those that raise livestock, successfully and responsibly manage changes to their livestock farms. They do this by helping farmers navigate the maze of state and federal regulations, providing a building site analysis, consulting on safeguarding the environment and enhancing neighbor relations.



Accu-Steel is a proud investor in this organization for it’s drive to help our local farmers succeed. When the Coalition to Support Iowa Farmers and investors, such as Accu-Steel, work together we help Iowa’s livestock farmers grow and prosper.


Iowa’s farm families face many challenges today and depend on the Coalition to provide them with the help they need to stay on the farm.  Whether they have questions on rules and regulations, planting windbreaks or how to bring the next generation back to the farm, the Coalition is there to help.


The Coalition to Support Iowa’s Farmers has worked diligently to amplify the benefits of agriculture to Iowa’s economy and quality of life and assist young farmers in pursuing their dreams of raising livestock and poultry.  Thanks in large part to investor’s support, the Coalition is busier today than ever before assisting Iowa’s livestock and poultry farmers. Please visit to learn more.

Upcoming Event

Accu-Steel will be attending the 2016 Eng Symposium this week in Lincoln, NE! This is a yearly event for universities to present new research findings that target the improvements of beef cow efficiency and profitability by intensive and semi confined production systems. The research is being conducted through grants provided by the Dr. Kenneth & Caroline Eng (-K-) Trust Fund. This year’s symposium will be held at the Cornhusker Hotel in Lincoln, Nebraska on October 5th -6th, 2016 and will be hosted by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and the Dr. Kenneth & Caroline Eng (-K-) Trust Fund. Attendees will include researchers, students and cattle producers alike.

Eng Symposium Event


The event starts on October 5th at 12:00pm and will end on October 6th at 1:00pm.

For more information and to register please follow this link:


This photo was provided by one of our wonderful dealers, Central Confinement Service, Ltd., that will also be attending the symposium! Please join us at this informative event to learn more about having your cattle under roof!

Iowa County Soil and Water Conservation District, in conjunction with the manufacturer, Accu-Steel Fabric Covered Buildings, and others, will host a livestock waste storage open house and field day on Thursday, September 15th, from 3:00 p.m.-6:30 p.m. at David Dermody’s farm, just 3.5 miles south of Williamsburg, Iowa. The event is free and open to the public, and includes a complimentary meal prepared by the Iowa County Cattlemen’s Association.


Livestock Waste StorageDavid Dermody is leading by example on his Century Farm by containing the manure that was running off his feedlots and utilizing it as a source of nutrients for his crops. David, and his son Travis, have two hoop buildings that have the capacity of 350 head.  They have a cow/calf operation and utilize the buildings to finish the calves.  David and Travis will be hosting a walk-thru tour of the facility.  They will offer their experiences, changes they’ve made, and the benefits of their hoop buildings.  David and Travis will be joined by Andy Smith from Accu-Steel, the manufacturer of the structure, to discuss the benefits of the facilities.

Learn the Benefits for Your Livestock Operation

Speaking at the field day is Greg Brenneman for Iowa State University Extension and Outreach (ISUEO) who will be discussing nutrient levels from different types of beef facilities. Patrick Wall, Livestock Specialist for ISUEO will provide information on production practices. Kate Timmerman, District Conservationist for Iowa County Natural Resources Conservation District (NRCS) will provide funding options for Agriculture Waste Storage.

Where to Go and How to Register

The field day will be held at the Dermody Farm, 2625 280th St, Williamsburg. From Williamsburg, take 149 south for 3.5 miles. Turn left on 280th St. and head east for 1 mile. Destination will be on the north side of the road. The open house is free and open to the public, but reservations are suggested to ensure adequate space and food. Contact Deb Conrad at (319) 668-2359 x3 or email [email protected] for reservations and special accommodations.

Accu-Steel will be at the Calving Under Roof Field-Day hosted by the Coalition to Support Iowa’s Farmers in conjunction with the building owners. Thanks to our innovative design, your herd will have relief from the hot summer sun, while remaining safe and dry during the winter months. Our structures offer more comfort and flexibility than any other fabric covered building you have seen before. Our Cow/Calf buildings are specifically designed for the needs of your business and the comfort of your herd. With excellent air flow and quality, your animals will remain healthy and stress free. At the Calving Under Roof Field-Day there will be presentations and testimonials on the benefits of calving under roof, followed by tours of the building to get an up-close look at the structure.

logoWhen and Where?

We look forward to meeting you on August 25, 2016 starting at 10 AM and ending at 2:30 PM in Linden, Iowa!

For more information on the Calving Under Roof Field-Day

Please visit the Coalition’s website at

Many agricultural operations will use pole barn construction for a quick and inexpensive solution for their building and storage needs. Pole barns are known for their fast and easy construction, inexpensive materials, and versatile options. However, as we all know, what you pay for is what you get. Although pole buildings are the quicker and cheaper route, you may want to consider the consequences before you construct one.

Pole Barns – the disadvantagebarn-886479_1920

The frame of a pole barn is made of wooden beams buried into the ground, with either wooden or tin walls bolted onto them. With this type of construction, the poles can move over time and be prone to decay, which can cause serious structural damage that may be irreversible. Since pole building materials are wooden, your building will be susceptible to water damage during rainy seasons, and in places where the humidity is high, you will face constant water problems. Wooden materials also attract termites, bees, beetles, and other insects and pests.

Hoop Buildings – made to last

If you are wanting a durable, long lasting building that can withstand all weather conditions and is extremely versatile, invest in a hoop building by Accu-Steel. Our hoop buildings are made with a galvanized steel frame that won’t rust or corrode over time. They are also covered by HL13 fabric with HYDRA-LOC™ technology, the most durable tensile fabric cover available on the market today.


Since the steel frame of a hoop building is anchored to a concrete foundation, you will be provided with long lasting stability and support. Not only do our galvanized steel frames resist weather, but they are also resistant to fire. Steel buildings do not require the maintenance that pole buildings do – you will never have to re-paint or repair.


Another advantage that steel hoop buildings provide is their clear span space. In a pole barn, the interior space is obstructed by wooden poles. Hoop buildings offer vast interior space and height without you having to navigate around posts and beams. This type of construction is ideal to provide livestock with unobstructed floor space, and to provide maneuverability for large equipment and vehicles.


All in all, the benefits of steel construction far surpass those of the pole barn. If you want to make a good investment for your business, choose hoop buildings by Accu-Steel Fabric Covered Buildings today.


Visit us at the 2016 Iowa State Fair from August 11th through the 21st in Des Moines, IA.Farm Progress

Come see our display building on the fairgrounds between the Skyride and Jacobson Riding Arena.


You can also visit us at the 2016 Farm Progress Show in Boone, IA from August 30th through September 1st. Our display building will be available to see here as well.

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