Articles

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:

2017

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" 

July -       page 23 "Land use changes can benefit fields and profits"  
                page 42-43 "Farming prairie potholes -- and other wet areas" ; page 2

August -  page 48 "Will Palmer fears hurt conservation?" ; page 2  
                page 76 "Communication can aid water quality" ; page 2 
 
 
Archived Articles from 2014, 2015 and 2016

 

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