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Conserving Bees in a Small Acreage Farm

For small farms that grow a diversity of fruit and vegetables, pollinators can be essential for crop production. Even though much of Iowa is committed to producing corn and soybeans, a remarkably diverse community of bees persists in the landscape. We describe several approaches to conserving bees so that small farms can get the most out of the service they provide.

What's My Well Like?

If you moved to the country and own a well for the first time, or you've relied upon a well most your life, chances are good that you don't have an owner's manual that goes with your well. Thousands of people across the U.S. utilize private wells for drinking water for themselves or their livestock. Maintenance of these wells is critical to keeping wells functioning properly.