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Installing Solar Arrays Becomes More Attractive for Farmers

February 7, 2017, 1:34 pm | Tom Miller, Jay Harmon, Mark Hanna

The costs associated with installing solar arrays have dropped over the last several years, making them much more cost effective to install on a farm or acreage. As they become more affordable, these solar arrays are becoming a viable source of energy for farmers, especially farmers who have large barns to ventilate in the summer or fans on grain bins. Read more about Installing Solar Arrays Becomes More Attractive for Farmers

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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Iowa Master Conservationist Program to be Revived in Henry County

September 8, 2017, 8:16 am | Adam Janke

A revised Iowa Master Conservationist program will be offered in Mt. Pleasant this fall. Iowa Master Conservationist is an ISU Extension and Outreach program that teaches about wildlife and plant communities, and provides accurate information on a broad range of conservation issues. Read more about Iowa Master Conservationist Program to be Revived in Henry County

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Field Day to Highlight Pollinator and Prairie Establishment and Management

February 27, 2018, 2:32 pm | Meaghan Anderson

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, the Iowa Monarch Conservation Consortium and the Southeast Iowa Agricultural Research Association will host a field day on March 29 to highlight pollinator and prairie establishment and management. Read more about Field Day to Highlight Pollinator and Prairie Establishment and Management

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Abandoned Mine Land and Monarch Conservation Field Day Sept. 7 near Bussey

August 16, 2017, 8:29 am | Liz Juchems

Iowa Learning Farms will host a monarch butterfly conservation field day Thursday, Sept. at the Logan Abandoned Mine Land Site near Bussey. The 10 a.m.-12 p.m. field day is free and open to the public and includes a complimentary meal. Read more about Abandoned Mine Land and Monarch Conservation Field Day Sept. 7 near Bussey

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Field Day Highlights Conservation Practices for Monarch Butterfly

September 8, 2017, 10:29 am | Sue Blodgett, Dana Schweitzer

The Iowa Monarch Conservation Consortium is collaborating with agricultural and conservation organizations, agribusiness and utility companies, county associations, universities and state and federal agencies to improve monarch habitat in Iowa. Read more about Field Day Highlights Conservation Practices for Monarch Butterfly

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