Local Control

Local control is good for the community as a whole.

Nature impact

The impact of improper stewardship of the land impacts us all

  • To partner with all residents of Dickinson County, Iowa and the State of Iowa, by educating the public, and instituting and supporting litigation, for the excellent stewardship of the land, air, and water resources of Dickinson County and the State of Iowa.

Welcome to Partners for the Future!

It’s Time to Change ‘Business As Usual.’ Pork production in Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFOs) or factory farms is expanding throughout Iowa, fueled by China’s demand for cheap pork. Additional market factors make Northwest Iowa a prime area to build new CAFOs. As a result, Dickinson County is facing its most serious threat yet from the expansion of CAFOs.


Here are action steps you can take today to protect our environment:

Educate Yourself

Learn about the problem with Factory Farms and how it will affect you and your family. Review the information on this site, FactoryFarm.orgIowa Citizens for Community Improvement, and the Iowa DNR.

Contact Elected Officials

Call, write, or e-mail your elected officials and let them know what you think. Add links here on how to contact elected officials.

Talk to Your Neighbors

Help educate them and let them know how important it is that their opinions are known by local and state representatives.

Report Suspicious Activity

Call us immediately if you see what might be a CAFO being constructed, or if you see what might be an illegal manure dumping.

Support Us

Support our efforts by attending Partners for the Future’s public meetings, volunteering, and contributing to the PFF fund.

Join Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement

This 30-year old organization is working to insure the quality of air and water in Iowa and is working to return local control of factory farms to the county level.