Mollie Aronowitz with Peoples Company recommends using leases as discussion starters between non-operating landowners and tenants to adopt 4R Plus practices.
Non-operating landowners rate conservation as a top priority because it helps maintain a farm’s value, says Hertz Farm Management, Inc.
Mark Jackson, a corn and soybean farmer in Mahaska County, defines sustainability as having the economics of farming in balance with his community and the environment. Photo: Joseph L. Murphy/Iowa Soybean Association
Fine-tuning his nutrient management protocol helped Stu Swanson, a Wright County corn, soybean and hog farmer, maximize the return on his input investment and maintain a high level of productivity.
Black Hawk County, Iowa, farmer Nick Meier is interested in the on- and off-farm benefits of 4R Plus practices.
Western Iowa farmer Adam Gittins utilizes precision ag tools to farm more efficiently and collect data. This has led to soil health improvements.