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
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.
Soil health test results revealed the topsoil on his farm was being depleted, which put Tim Recker of Fayette County, Iowa, on a mission to add 4R Plus practices.
Soil Health Partnership field manager and east-central Iowa farmer Lisa Kubik says soil health is defined on the farm level.
Grundy County’s Eric Andersen has a reputation for taking care of his valuable farmland. That’s something landowners have noticed.
Darin Stolte of Jones County, Iowa, saw his yield curve accelerate after strip-till and cover crops were added to his precise 4R nutrient plan.
The Iowa Farm & Rural Life Poll: 2018 Summary Report demonstrates the percentage of Iowa’s farmers who are adopting 4R Plus practices continues to rise.