Today, Iowa Farm Bureau relaunched ConservationCountsIowa.com with updated content for farmers and non-farmers alike to see the progress being made through the Nutrient Reduction Strategy, Iowa’s collaborative, research-based strategy for water quality improvement.
With more than 30 videos and infographics, users can see the many ways farmers are taking on the challenge of improving water quality. The visual content helps explain the research-based solutions farmers continue to implement across the state and also shows the measured progress reported by independent, third-party researchers, including scientists from Iowa State University.
The site also includes a complete listing of field days and other events around the state that farmers can attend to learn more about research-based practices to protect water.
Since Iowa’s water quality challenge is bigger than just farmers, the videos featured on ConservationCountsIowa.com share stories from farmers and communities around the state that have implemented successful conservation practices. The site demonstrates the role everyone has to play as we work together to improve Iowa’s water quality.
"Through Iowa's collaborative, research-based strategy, farmers and others are taking on the challenge of improving water quality and are making measured progress around the state,” Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey said. “These successful partnerships at the local level are focused on proven conservation practices, and ConservationCountsIowa.com is a great resource for farmers and all Iowans to see what those practices are and learn how we can all play a role in improving water quality.”
The Conservation Counts website is responsive, meaning it’s fully compatible with desktop computers, tablets or smartphones.
With regularly updated content, ConservationCountsIowa.com will serve as a useful resource for all Iowans to see how farmers are taking on the challenge of improving water quality and the role everyone has to play in that improvement.