Iowa farmer with cover crops

Agronomists, conservation professionals invited to cover crop workshop in Ames

Join us at the Practical Farmers of Iowa (PFI)’s free event this June, Cover Iowa: Agronomists in the Know Workshop, to learn and share information about cover crops, reduced tillage, extended rotation, and more.

Legler Family on their farm in Iowa

Working Smarter, Not Harder, to Reap Benefits of Soil Conservation Practices in North-Central Iowa

This fifth-generation farmer uses soil conservation practices to improve soil structure and fine-tune his fertility program. While it takes a lot of patience and planning, benefits such as savings on fuel, fertilizer and time have him convinced it’s a worthy system.

Justin and Lacie Robbins, 2021 Iowa Environmental Stewardship Award Program winners

A Love for the Land and Livestock Drives Conservation Decisions

When it comes to improving crop and pasture ground, Justin Robbins of Greene County isn’t one to follow the herd. He’s willing to do what it takes to protect the environment and improve his land.

Improving farm profitability in 2022 with 4R Plus practices

4R Plus Can Improve Farmers’ Bottom Line in Pricey Input Environment

The benefits of 4R Plus practices are front of mind as farmers look ahead to the 2022 growing season, when pricey inputs will likely narrow margins.

Sharon Krause

Connecting Conservation-Minded Landowners and Tenants

Find out what non-operating landowners are doing to encourage the adoption of 4R Plus practices on rented land.

Liz Pierce and her daughters

Couple Merges Passion for Crops, Conservation and Cattle

Boone County’s Bret and Liz Pierce have merged their passion for crops and cattle and together work to improve soil health while protecting water quality.

On the Plus Side

Farmers See the Plus Side of Adding 4R Plus Practices

Farmers across Iowa see the Plus Side of weatherproofing farms, protecting their valuable soil, improving water quality and preserving productivity for future generations.

Dustin Brucker, field manager for the Soil Health Partnership

The Economics of Building Soil Health

A multitude of factors influence success in building healthy soil and economic gains. Dustin Brucker of the Soil Health Partnership shares findings from a collaborative project.