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"

 

2016

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