Articles Archive | Building a Culture of Conservation

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2019 Wallaces Farmer Columns

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"
          online "Conservation farming: A tale of 3 farms"

June - page 20 "Online resources aid new farmers"
           online "Reaching out to emerging farmers"
           online "Worms: Harbingers of healthy soil"
           online "Prevented planning should not mean no planting"

July -  online "An innovative, effective conservation program"
           online "Engagement and education through partnering"

August -   page 70 "Conservation leaders help ILF celebrate 15 years"
                page 102 "A fresh crop of interns"
                online "Water Rocks! Summit teaches the teachers"

September - pages 54-55 "Iowa Learning Farms message reaches Australia"
                     online "Truly committed to conservation farming"

October - pages 36-37 "Wildlife habitat can pay its way"
                online "Report: Conservation group increases its reach"
                online "Continuing to build a Culture of Conservation"

November - page 22 "Singing bare soil blues"

December - page 34 "Should farmers switch to grass?"

2018 Wallaces Farmer Columns

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"

May -  page 25 "Working to improve water quality"
           page 27 "Cover crop acres rising in Iowa at slower rate"

June  - online only "Planning field days just got easier"
            page 25 "Bear Creek improvements show results"

July -   page 40 "College Interns spread water quality message"
             front page "Conservation on the edge"

August - page 36 "Spring travels influence conservation goals"
              page 48 "Goal made: ILF visits state's 100 county fairs"

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"

October - page 42 "Working with nature to achieve your goals"

November - page 50 "Social media campaign to promote cover crops"
                    page 74 "Water Rocks! revs up for another school year"

December - page 18 "Study: Covers reduce nitrates without hurting yield"
                    page 28 "Edge-of-field demos hit the mark"

2017 Wallaces Farmer Columns

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"

August -  page 48 "Will Palmer fears hurt conservation?"  
                page 76 "Communication can aid water quality"

September -  page 56 "Water Rocks! debuts latest watershed game"

October -  page 32 "Iowa Nutrient Reduction Strategy creates a more resilient Iowa economy"

November -  page 56 "Reducing nutrient loss in watershed"

December -  page 28 "Project's aim: Flooding, water quality"


2016 Wallaces Farmer Columns

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"

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"  


2015 Wallaces Farmer Columns

December - page 62 "ILF taps experts for top covers"

November - page 56 "Kids' interest in nature strong"

October - page 42 "Reaching all the corners"

September - page 62 "Take a whole-farm approach"
August - pages 96-97 "Attend free ILF field days this summer"
July - page 43 "Teachers get lowdown on water"
June - page 22  "Perennials, crops a beneficial duo"
May - page 37  "A leader in wetlands work"
April - page 52  "Rain simulator portrays water infiltration"
March - page 65  "Do 1 new thing for water this year"
February - page 40  "Pollinators: critical farm workers"
                  online "Iowa Learning Farms launches podcast series"
January - page 78   "Conservation after field's edge"


2014 Wallaces Farmer Columns

December - page 64  "Videos teach farmers of the future"
November - page 80  "Cover crop studies find answers"
October - page 65  "ILF connections are multiplying"
August - page 62  "ILF marks 10 years of success"
July - page 57  "Summit spreads water's message"
June - page 22  "Attend an ILF summer field day"
           page 23  "Prairie strips fit with row crops"
May - page 34   "Cover crops gaining fame"
April - page 39   "New DVD offers cover crop views"
March - page 71  "Interns learn real-world know-how"
             page 72  "Water Rocks! in class"
February - page 47  "Music videos tell water's story"
January - page 48  "ILF marks 10th Birthday in 2014"