No Prestage - No Factory Farming

'No Prestage' was formed by volunteer citizens and community leaders to give a voice to the vast members of the community that do not want Prestage Farms in our city or state. We must stop this industry! Our quality of life depends on it.

Even though the Mason City Council voted 3-3 and the Prestage deal was defeated, parties of vested interest within Mason City are trying to bring a new deal back to the Council.

Citizens that want better opportunities for our town, and are concerned about the many varying detrimental aspects that come along with this type of industry, have joined together.

See the links below for reputable and documented sources that address these concerns:

​Air, Soil, and Water Pollution
Climate Change
Property Values
Effects on Family Farmers
Strain on Social Services
Adverse Health Effects
Inhumane Conditions of Factory Farming
Parasites, Bacterium, Viruses
Housing Issues
Overcrowding in Schools
Diminished Tourism
City Finances
Direction of our City

The gofundme site is valuable to spread the word and get donations.
However, an account has been established at Clear Lake Bank and Trust, so that you may send your donation directly to the bank to avoid the interest costs associated with gofundme. 

The funds raised will help offset printing, mailing and advertising expenses, among other bulk costs, neccessary to stop Prestage Farms.
Our volunteers have already been financing and contributing to this cause, while agreeing to cover their own fuel or any personal expenses.  These funds will only go toward contacting the masses and any actions needed to put an end to this.

In going door to door with petitions, we found people not only eager to sign against Prestage, but wanting to be a part of defeating it.  Contributing here is one way everyone can help.

- Click to donate
- Mail a check
Either way, your contribution would be greatly appreciated.
Please help spread the word!

Send checks to:

Clear Lake Bank and Trust
322 Main Avenue - PO Box 8
Clear Lake, IA 50428

You may take a donation to any of the  
Clear Lake Bank and Trust locations:

Clear Lake Bank and Trust
325 State Street
Garner, IA 50438

Clear Lake Bank and Trust
425 Tiffany Drive
Mason City, IA  50401

Clear Lake Bank and Trust
100 East State Street
Mason City, IA 50401

Prestage does not belong in Mason City or North Iowa:

Link to this gofundme page:

Please share these links with your friends and neighbors. It is vital to get facts, information and the consequences of these industries, provided by the history of past experience, to the citizens of Mason City and North Iowa.
-Thank you.

Representatives of 'No Prestage':

Sharon Steckman
State Representative, State of Iowa, Mason City, IA 

Chris Peterson
Independent Hog Farmer, Clear Lake, Iowa

Pat McGarvey
Former Mason City Interim Adminstrator
Mason City, IA 

Dr. Paul and Barbara MacGregor
Retired Urologist, Mason City, IA
  • Denise & Brian Wilkins 
    • $25 
    • 71 mos
  • Katie MacGregor Lervick 
    • $100 
    • 71 mos
  • David and Elizabeth Haag 
    • $25 
    • 71 mos
  • Tom Jacobs 
    • $25 
    • 71 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $25 
    • 71 mos
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Organizer and beneficiary

No Prestage 
Mason City, IA
Barbara MacGregor