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Rock Your Watershed! Game Teaches about Land Use and Conservation

November 19, 2013, 10:15 am | Jacqueline Comito, Carol Brown

The new online computer game “Rock Your Watershed!” is fun for all ages. It entertains while teaching players about productivity and environmental impacts, based on land management choices on 10 parcels of land within a watershed. Read more about Rock Your Watershed! Game Teaches about Land Use and Conservation

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Farm and Rural Life Poll Examines Conservation Practice Use

March 28, 2017, 1:11 pm | J. Gordon Arbuckle Jr., Grant Wall

The Iowa Nutrient Reduction Strategy recommends that farmers use a number of soil and water conservation best management practices to reduce nutrient loss into waterways. The 2016 Iowa Farm and Rural Life Poll asked farmers if they were using or considering use of many of those practices. Read more about Farm and Rural Life Poll Examines Conservation Practice Use

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Local Farm Business Used FSA Loan Opportunity to Startup

May 15, 2017, 9:10 am | Marsha Laux

KoiGreen Produce and Pond Supplies, located in Ogden, Iowa, uses the water from their ponds stocked with koi fish to water the produce they grow and sell. KoiGreen was able to start its business and purchase many necessary items for its pond thanks to an USDA Farm Service Agency microloan. Read more about Local Farm Business Used FSA Loan Opportunity to Startup

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