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Conservation Counts Articles

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Mahaska County farmer Mark Jackson celebrated as Iowa's Conservation Farmer of the Year

8/3/2020

Taking on the challenge of improving Iowa’s water quality and protecting soil has long been a priority for Mark Jackson, who farms outside of Oskaloosa with his son, Michael. Jackson, an Iowa Farm Bureau member from Rose Hill, was named the 2020 Iowa Conservation Farmer of the Year for his wide-ranging conservation efforts and decades-long commitment to promoting conservation education and sharing his experiences and success stories with fellow farmers.

New conservation virtual field days announced for week of August 3rd

7/31/2020

There is an upcoming conservation webinar under our Field Days & Events tab.

Conservation in action

7/27/2020

Mark Jackson of Mahaska County is 2020 Iowa Conservation Farmer of the Year.

Spreading conservation knowledge

7/27/2020

A perk of my job is traveling around to interview farmers all over Iowa committed to reducing soil loss, improving water quality and preserving the land for future generations.

Adding up Iowa's conservation and water quality protection progress | The Spokesman Speaks Podcast, Episode 47

7/27/2020

In this episode, Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig quantifies the growing number of practices Iowa's farmers are using to protect soil and water quality. And Mark Jackson (a Mahaska County Farm Bureau member who was recently named Iowa's 2020 Conservation Farmer of the Year) shares his advice for farmers who are looking to scale up their conservation efforts.

New conservation virtual field days announced for week of July 27th

7/24/2020

There is an upcoming conservation webinar under our Field Days & Events tab.

Iowa offers cost share available for cover crops and other conservation practices

7/20/2020

Iowa farmers and landowners can sign up now for cost share funds through the state’s Water Quality Improvement (WQI) program.

New conservation field days announced for week of July 20th

7/17/2020

There is an upcoming conservation webinar under our Field Days & Events tab.

Continued water quality progress

7/13/2020

A new report shows that Iowa farmers' efforts have produced significant water quality gains in the state.

Water quality progress

7/13/2020

Despite a tough economic situation, Iowa farmers continue to take on the challenge of improving water quality.

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