Improving Iowa’s water quality is a big challenge, one that requires collaboration and a commitment from all of us. Farmers are pitching in by implementing a variety of proven conservation practices on their farms, from cover crops and buffer strips, to restored wetlands and conservation tillage. They’ve made significant progress over the past 30 years, and they continue to innovate, adopting research-based practices recommended by researchers at Iowa State University and other experts. But Iowa’s water quality challenge is bigger than farmers; it’s influenced by a wide range of factors, including urban infrastructure, weather variability, and industry. Working together, we can make big strides. Please join farmers in being part of the solution as we all strive to do more to protect our environment. Remember, conservation counts, Iowa!