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 - page 34 "Water Rocks! engages youth through music" 

February - page 24 "Cover crop workshops planned"
                  page 36 "The latest on corn, nitrogen and rye cover crops" 

March -     page 29 "'Talking with your tenant' new series from ILF" 
                  page 58 "How cover crops affect corn,soybean yield"
                  page 63 "Familiar face returns to Iowa Learning Farms"

April -       page 28 "Starting the conservation dialogue on cover crops"
                 page 29 "Cover crop acres grow despite tighter budgets" 

May -       page 3 "The scoop on wetlands, bioreactors and buffers"

June -       page 10 "No-till or strip till, what works best for you?" 
                 page 23 "Conservation podcast shares farmers' link to land" 



December - page 54 "Earthworms, covers benefit soil" 

November - page 44 "Lessons learned on cover crops"

October - page 58 "Covers can offer grazing, forage"

September - page 31 "Water Rocks! receives award of excellence"
                     page 71 "Foster owner-tenant relationships"

August - page 40 "Planting covers early works best for more biomass"
               page 60 "Teachers attend water summit"             

July - page 34-35 "Interns at heart of water program"; page 2 

June - page 29 "Bioreactors: Science, not magic"

May - page 38 "Drilling yet another option to seed cover crops"
          page 39 "Field days matter to NRS success"

April - page 28 "Broadcast-seeding cover crops"
           page 29 "Iowa needs more conservation"
March - page 28 "Aerial Seeding of Cover Crops"
             page 74 "Cover Crops Worth Effort" 

February - page 26 "Cover Crops Add Value to the Soil"
January - page 46 "Overseeding cover crops"
                page 68 "Tool keeps daily tabs on erosion"  
2014 and 2015 Archived Articles


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
Consider Wetlands
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