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Using Adaptive Grazing to Improve Soil Health in Grazing Ecosystems

What will you learn?

This webinar will teach strategies for improving soil function on range and pastures, including an emphasis on management of livestock like large migratory herds in natural systems for proper herd impact and increased nutrient and water cycling in grass ecosystems. 126 more words


What’s the Buzz on Pollinators?

 What do your favorite pair of blue jeans and the apple you ate for breakfast have in common? At some point in time, a pollinator helped set the process in motion to get a crop from the field to you. 1,074 more words


Conservation Innovation grants available

Conservation Innovation Grants (CIG) are competitive grants that stimulate the development and adoption of innovative approaches and technologies for conservation on agricultural lands. CIG uses Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) funds to award competitive grants to non-Federal governmental or nongovernmental organizations, American Indian Tribes, or individuals. 207 more words


Trees: Why We Planted 550 of Them

We love trees.  Last week, in partnership with the Natural Resources and Conservation Service (NRCS), we had 550 trees and shrubs planted on our farm in a 50-100 ft buffer around our two streams.   295 more words

Willow Run Farm

Eagle Grove Students Learn about Conservation Practices on the Farm

Story submitted by Bruce Voigts, Project Coordinator for the Boone River Watershed Water Quality Initiative Project, Clarion, Iowa.

Eagle Grove, IA – On September 20th, the Earth Science class from the Eagle Grove High School took a field trip to a farm operated by Tim Smith. 280 more words

Iowa Water

NRCS to Fast-Track Letters of Authority for Compliant Importers

The National Regulator of Compulsory Specifications (NRCS), in its battle to protect the country from non-compliant goods whilst facilitating trade, advises that it intends rolling out a pilot programme aimed at cutting delays in the issuance of Letters of Authority (LOA). 118 more words

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