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Conservation Counts Articles

Read more about how farmers are taking a collaborative and comprehensive approach to improving water quality at ConservationCountsIowa.com

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Leading in conservation

3/23/2020

Vogel spreads the word on the value of cover crops, no-till and other conservation practices.

Making real progress in conservation

3/23/2020

Iowa Agriculture Secretary Mike Naig sees gains in improving water quality and reducing soil loss across the state, despite a tough ag economy.

Building resilience through conservation

3/23/2020

The Gaesser family uses a range of conservation practices to protect soil health on their southwest Iowa farm.

Planting the seeds of conservation

3/23/2020

Rensink brothers provide cover crop advice and other conservation solutions in northwest Iowa.

Scaling up water quality practices with Iowa Secretary of Ag Mike Naig | The Spokesman Speaks Podcast, Episode 35

3/23/2020

This National Agriculture Week episode (hosted by Delaney Howell) features an interview with Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig on Iowa's water quality progress and the steps being taken to scale up water quality protection practices.

New conservation field days announced the week of 3/13

3/13/2020

There are three upcoming conservation field days under our Field Days & Events tab.

Iowa Minute: Working together to achieve Iowa's water quality goals

3/12/2020

Iowa's farmers have reduced phosphorus loss by 22%. Now they're using the same approach (involving innovation and collaboration) for the state's nitrate goals.

Agriculture’s on pace to cut its greenhouse gas emissions by 50%, and cattle are the “original upcyclers” | The Spokesman Speaks Podcast, Episode 34

3/9/2020

This episode is all about sustainability and agriculture’s shrinking environmental footprint.

New conservation field days announced the week of 3/6

3/6/2020

There are three upcoming conservation field days under our Field Days & Events tab.

Nominations now open to recognize the 2020 Iowa Conservation Farmer of the Year

2/19/2020

Nominations are now being sought to find the 2020 Iowa Conservation Farmer of the Year. This is the 68th year this prestigious honor has been given to Iowa farmers who are committed to exceptional environmental stewardship.

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