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Conservation

Publications and videos related to Water Conservation.

Discussing a new conservation practice with your tenant or landlord can be challenging.  To help begin the conversation, we created a publication series with talking points and relevant research findings about specific conservation practices. 

Videos about soil and strip-tillage as well as information about the STRIPs Project.

Lead by the Conservation Learning Group, the goal of this project is to positively change the skill sets and attitudes of professional agronomists, farmers and agricultural students to accelerate the adoption of agricultural systems that build soil health and reduce nutrient losses.

Answers to frequently asked questions about soil and conservation practices

Answers to frequently asked questions about crops and conservation.

The Emerging Farmers project is a proactive approach to address the need to reach out to emerging farmers and future landowners. We define an emerging farmer as someone with ties to agricultural land who would like to return to the farm as an operator or have a voice in its management. This project will lead to the development of resources and delivery of information through webinars, field days, videos, print materials and other outreach methods.

Videos and Publications which discuss the relationship of societies and agriculture.

Iowa Learning Farms is leading the Conservation Learning Labs project that will study how implementation of conservation practices can reduce nitrogen and phosphorus loss at the watershed scale in Iowa. The project is funded by the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship (IDALS) and the United States Department of Agriculture – Natural Resources Conservation Services (USDA-NRCS) of Iowa.