Print Newsletter Archive

PDF files of printed newsletters (migrated to electronic format in January 2014)


Volume 9  Issue 2: Spring/Summer 2013

--ILF newsletter is the last of its kind

--ILF has new familiar faces

--Social Media: Blog and Facebook

--Educating the next generation: Water Rocks! campaign launching this fall

--Important long-term cover crop research project continues

--ILF webinars


Volume 9  Issue 1: Winter 2013

--ILF, PFI work together promoting cover crops

--Educating the next generation: New Conservation Station delivers art and science

--ILF team members receive Women of Innovation awards

--Webinars for 2013

--New ILF partners


Volume 8 Issue 3: Fall 2012

--ILF farmer partners receive Iowa Farmer Environmental Leader awards

--Doing the math: ILF year in review 

--ILF team member Staudt earns high honors at ISU ceremony

--ILF offers new strip-till video

--Watershed-based Community Assessment toolkit available

--Attend the Practical Farmers of Iowa annual conference

--Partner Profile: Eric and Cindy Boehm


Volume 8 Issue 2: Spring 2012

-- New project explore reconstructed wetlands' nitrogen removal

-- 'Out to the Lakes' earns Iowa motion picture awards|

-- Educating the Next Generation:

        -Conservation Station visits Iowa's capitol

        -New website launched

        -Prairies, Wetlands & Croplands

-- ILF evaluations reveal farmers' land management changes

-- Partner profile: Rosemary Partridge


Volume 8 Issue 1: Winter 2012

-- Cover Crops may improve yields

-- Leopold Center strengthens ILF partnership

-- Outreach to 4th graders through Prairies, Wetlands, Croplands

-- New ILF team member: Nathan Stevenson

-- Conservation Station goal: 99 counties

-- Partner profile: Mark Pokorny


Volume 7 Issue 3: Fall 2011

-- New video 'Out to the Lakes' available

-- Newly published book offers insight into water quality perceptions

-- Value of soil erosion to the landowner

-- Conservation Station 2011 tour

-- Partner profile: Carl Kurtz


Volume 7 Issue 2: Spring 2011

-- Losing Ground... ILF works to save it

-- Lil' Conservation Station

-- ILF faces of summer

-- ILF webinars

-- New ILF staff

-- Partner profile: Thad and Denise Bridges

-- Field Day insert


Volume 7 Issue 1: Winter 2011

-- New Materials Aid in Outreach, Education

-- Rainfall in Iowa: Anderson Presents at February Webinar

-- Water Quality and the Citizen Effect

-- ILF Webinars

-- ILF Winter Activities

-- Partner profile: Fred Abels


Volume 6 Issue 4: Fall 2010

-- Cover Crops are Taking Off

-- SWCD Listening Sessions: Is there a water quality problem in Iowa?

-- ILF to Host Webinars

-- More How-to Videos in Production

-- Conservation Partnership Day

-- Partner profile: Gary and Dave Nelson


Volume 6 Issue 3: Summer 2010

-- ILF is Making Connections

-- Farmland Ownership and Conservation

-- ILF Field Day Highlights

-- A Significant 'S'

-- New ILF Staff


Volume 6 Issue 2: Spring 2010

-- Iowa Learning Farm Launches the Conservation Station

-- Morton Named Interim Director of the Leopold Center, Iowa Learning Farm

-- 'Troubled Waters' Now Available

-- ILF Summer 2010 Field Days

-- Cooperator Profile: Mark Licht


Volume 6 Issue 1: Winter 2010

-- The Tools We Need to Grow Forum

-- Conservation Station Coming Soon!

-- How-to DVD Offers Tips for No-till Planting

-- Nelson Honored at National No-till Conference

-- Performance-based Environmental Management Team Recognized

-- News and Notes

-- Producer Profile: Tom Vaske


Volume 5 Issue 4: Fall 2009

-- Residue Matters Campaign Kicks Off

-- Perennial Prairies and Row Crops Can Work Well Together

-- ILF Field Day Wrap-up

-- ILF Meets with National Hypoxia Task Force

-- Video Outcomes

-- Producer Profile: Joel and Linda Zwiefel


Volume 5 Issue 3: Summer 2009

-- New Publications Created to Educate

-- Conservation Loan Programs Improve Land and Water Quality

-- ILF Field Days Drawing Crowds

-- Taking I-FARM to the Farm

-- Project AWARE

-- Producer Profile: Collin Jensen


Volume 5 Issue 2: Spring 2009

-- Video Project Making an Impact

-- Iowa Has Lower-quality Topsoil Than 50 Years Ago

-- No-till is the Better Choice for Soybeans After Corn

-- News and Notes

-- Producer Profile: Doug Campbell


Volume 5 Issue 1: Winter 2009

-- New Iowa Watershed Project Launched

-- A Look Back at 2008

-- Juchems Speaker at Flood Conference

-- New Staff

-- Winter Events

-- Producer Profile: Nate Ronsiek


Volume 4 Issue 4: Fall 2008

-- Iowa Learning Farm Premieres New Videos

-- Long-term Study Mixes Perennials, Annuals

-- New Bioeconomy Project Underway

-- Stout Recieves Extension Award

-- Farm Progress Show

-- Producer Profile: Paul Hunter


Volume 4 Issue 3: Summer 2008

-- 'Not Your Father's Tillage' to be Featured at Farm Progress Show

-- Summer 2008 Field Days

-- Heavy Rain and Soil Erosion

-- ILF Videos

-- New Look to Web Site

-- Producer Profile: Rob Stout


Volume 4 Issue 2: Spring 2008

-- Rainfall Simulator on the Road Again

-- Operation Strip-till Gets Rolling

-- New Research Help

-- ILF Leadership

-- Producer Profile: Max Schmidt


Volume 4 Issue 1: Winter 2008

-- Introducing ILF Conservationists

-- Moving to Conservation Tillage

-- ILF Cooperators Honored at CDI

-- ILF Winter Activities

-- Producer Profile: Randy Caviness


Volume 3 Issue 3: Fall 2007

-- One Busy Summer

-- Biomass Harvest and Transportation

-- Building a Culture of Conservation

-- Thinking About Cover Crops?

-- Producer Profile: Mike Deahr


Volume 3 Issue 2: Spring 2007

-- See the Power of Rain

-- Iowa Learning Farm New Staff

-- Iowa Learning Farm Economics Update

-- Leopold Center Celebrates 20 Years

-- ILF Winter Activities

-- Producer Profile: Bruce Manthe


Volume 3 Issue 1: Winter 2007

-- Iowa Learning Farm Moves to the Leopold Center

-- Conservation Systems: Challenges and Benefits

-- Soil Loss Levels of 'T' Versus Soil Quality

-- Producer Profile: Barbara Johnson


Volume 2 Issue 2: Fall 2006

-- Land Use Changes for Improved Water Quality

-- Energy Savings with the Use of Conservation Systems

-- Can My Equipment Handle No-Tillage?

-- Producer Profile: Robert Pridie


Volume 2 Issue 1: Spring 2006

-- Conservation Influence on Soil Quality

-- A Look at Tillage Practices in Iowa: What's in a Label?

-- Iowa's Water Resources

-- Producer Profile: John and Ron Kielkopf


Volume 1 Issue 3: Winter 2006

-- Cover Crop Selection and Management for Midwest Farming Systems

-- Buffers and Grassed Waterways

-- How is the Iowa Learning Farm Different?

-- Producer Profile: Jerry Crew


Volume 1 Issue 2: Fall 2005

-- Long Term Vision of the Iowa Learning Farm

-- What Lies Ahead for the CRP?

-- Soil Conditioning Index

-- Tillage Could Jeopardize Chances with CSP

-- Conservation Note: Harvest Traffic Patterns

-- Producer Profile: Lynn Gronborg


Volume 1 Issue 1: Spring 2005

-- Iowa Learning Farm--A New Model for Conservation Systems

-- On-farm Demonstration and Soil Quality Validation

-- Economic Assessment

-- Evaluation of Conservation Systems

-- Extension Education to Promote Conservation Management

-- Producer Profile: Rick Juchems