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.
Fertilizer Management in a Drought: Experts Sound the Alarm
The soil retains more nitrogen during a drought, leading to several management challenges. Learn why farmers are being encouraged to test soil before making fall fertilizer application decisions.
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.
Northern Iowa Farmer Adds 4R Plus Practices to Diversify Crop Rotation
The soil health movement spurred Floyd County farmer Wayne Koehler’s interest to add 4R Plus practices. He has diversified his crop rotation and minimized expenses.
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.
A Head for Numbers and a Passion for Soil Health
Southeast Iowa farmer Sheila Fisher took advantage of an opportunity to return to the farm and put improving soil quality and health into action through various experiments.
Continual Improvement Leads Farm’s Stewardship Efforts
On the flat, tile-drained landscape, Webster County farmer Kellie Blair incorporates cover crops, no-till, strip-till and data-driven nutrient management to minimize nutrient losses from subsurface drainage.
Fine-Tuning Nutrient Management Improves Efficiencies
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.