The winter rye plant has a great root system to help build soil organic matter.
Iowa Learning Farms
Building a Culture of Conservation
Iowa Learning Farms is building a Culture of Conservation, calling attention to the importance of improved water and soil quality through conservation farming practices.
The program utilizes partners across the state: farmer partners demonstrating various practices including reduced tillage, terraces, waterways and cover crops; educator partners who are teaching these valuable lessons to the next generation of Iowa landowners; and our funding partners.
The website contains resources to help all of our partners learn to retain and rebuild high quality soils and clean water.
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- Cover Crops
- Conservation Station
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The Conservation Pack includes dogs, kids, adults and other creatures together to protect the environment around us.
Water Rocks! A youth, public awareness campaign toward the many issues surrounding water
Iowa Daily Erosion Project - Daily estimates of rainfall, runoff and soil erosion for the state of Iowa.
Cover Crop Decision Tool - helps farmers select cover crop species based on their main crops, available planting windows and what they needed from the cover crop such as stopping erosion, livestock forage or to control weeds.
CleanWaterIowa.org - A resource to help Iowans protect and improve water quality