This episode features a chat with Nathan Anderson, a young Iowa farmer who is passionate about minimizing the off-farm ecological impact of his farming practices so that future generations of his family can continue to farm.
This episode features a chat with Dr. Amy Kaleita of Iowa State University about the relationship between big data, precision technology, soil, water quality and conservation in Iowa.
This episode features a chat with Dr. Lisa Schulte Moore of Iowa State University about the relationship between birds, prairies, trees, fire, water quality and conservation in Iowa.
Enjoy a chat with Iowa's 2016 Conservation Woman of the Year, farmer Sue Kuennen Massman, on her 160 acre farm in NE Iowa. Passionate about conservation, Sue lends her voice and experience to other women landowners.
Dr. Emily Heaton of Iowa State University and Ingrid Gronstal Anderson of the University of Iowa discuss the U of I's goal of using giant miscanthus as a bioenergy crop.
Molly Hanson is the new Executive Director for the non-profit river advocacy group, Iowa Rivers Revival. A native Iowan, Molly is passionate about conservation and clean, free-flowing rivers.
Dr. Tom Isenhart, Iowa State University professor, chats water ecology and practices that can be implemented to improve stream health and water quality.
A conservation advocate, Rick Juchems farms in northeast Iowa and has implemented numerous conservation practices including cover crops. His daughter Liz is following in his footsteps -- not in farming, but in conservation education and outreach.
Seth Watkins farms his family heritage farm in southwest Iowa. He has a 600-head cow-calf enterprise and a whole farm approach to conservation: rotational grazing, wetlands, late season calving, and row crops integrated with prairie strips and cover crops.
Dr. Matt Helmers is a professor in the Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering Department at Iowa State University. As one of the writers of Iowa's Nutrient Reduction Strategy, Helmers discusses what it will take to implement this strategy in the state.