Wallaces Farmer Columns
The Iowa Learning Farms writes an article for Wallaces Farmer each month. Below are links to the PDF pages of the magazine in which ILF stories appear:
January - pages 62-63 "Learning life lessons as ISU Water Resources interns"
February - Page 22 "Ag secretary talks conservation"
March - pages 40-41 "Conservation trailers hit road for water quality"
online "Iowa Learning Farms celebrates 15th anniversary"
online "Early Years of Iowa Learning Farms"
online "Delivering conservation message to kids"
online "Iowa Learning Farms delivers conservation message"
April - page 28 "Cover crop acres rise at slower rate"
page 39 "Kids rock over conservation"
online "Water quality, conservation thrust of Elaine Ilvess’ work"
online "Helping farmers find answers to water quality questions"
May - page 20 "May is Wetlands Month"
online "Making conservation a normal way of doing business"
January - page 41 "Assessment card helps keep soil in top health"
February - page 44 "Who owns any creek?"
March - page 44 "Lessons learned from a career in cover crops"
April - page 30 "Watersheds reduce flooding, improve water"
September - page 50 "Taking conservation to a new level"
page 52 "Edge-of-field knowledge keeps moving forward"
page 53 "ILF leader: Conservation takes curiosity, creativity"
December - page 18 "Study: Covers reduce nitrates without hurting yield"
page 28 "Edge-of-field demos hit the mark"
December - page 28 "Project's aim: Flooding, water quality"
November - page 56 "Reducing nutrient loss in watershed"
October - page 32 "Iowa Nutrient Reduction Strategy creates a more resilient Iowa economy"
September - page 56 "Water Rocks! debuts latest watershed game"
May - page 3 "The scoop on wetlands, bioreactors and buffers"
April - page 28 "Starting the conservation dialogue on cover crops"
page 29 "Cover crop acres grow despite tighter budgets"
February - page 24 "Cover crop workshops planned"
page 36 "The latest on corn, nitrogen and rye cover crops"
ILF Journal Articles
Rapid Needs Assessment and Response Technique, April 2018, Journal of Extension
Field Day Success Loop, December 2017, Journal of Extension
Cooperative Extension and Practicing Anthropology: A Natural Fit, Spring 2019, Practicing Anthropology
ILF Opinion Articles
As Iowa Learning Farms celebrated its 10-year Anniversary in 2014, a series of opinion articles were sent to newspapers across Iowa. These op-ed articles support the Iowa Nutrient Reduction Strategy and Iowa Learning Farms goal of adopting conservation practices on the land.
'Voluntary' shouldn't mean optional
Cover crops are a conservation bargain
Creating a multifunctional landscape with buffers
We're all in this together
Iowa Nutrient Reduction Strategy: A Farmer's Perspective
by ILF farmer partner Tim Smith