"How resilient are our lands here in the Midwest? What is our ability to retain productivity if we have another long drought or continual flooding? Will people still be farming in Iowa 1,500 years from now? Or even 200 years from now? The decisions we make today about our natural resources will affect agricultural production 50 years from now."

--from the video "The Work of Our Hands"


View the Iowa Learning Farms video The Work of Our Hands (9:45) which discusses the relationship of societies and agriculture, historically and today.

View other Iowa Learning Farms videos on the Videos page of this website.


Iowa Learning Farms publication series "It Begins With You"

Economics of Residue
The Cost of Soil Erosion

Transition to No-Till
Strip-tillage Crop Management

A Whole Farm Approach

Cellulosic Biofuels and Your Farm
Economics of Cover Crops



To receive printed copies of these handouts, email Iowa Learning Farms:

Other information sheets available:
Language of Conservation
Urban Conservation Practices

Iowa Watersheds

Water Quality and Conservation Practices

and eight supplement sheets (by soil region). See the "Water" section on this web site for the supplements.


Cover Crops

Go to the cover crop pages for resources, research resultsvideos and event schedules.

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