I Chat with Dr. Rick Cruse, Professor of Agronomy at Iowa State University and Director of the Iowa Water Center, on his work to more accurately estimate soil erosion in Iowa. According to Dr. Cruse, our present methods of estimating soil erosion are badly flawed and may be missing between 20-90% of the erosion in the state.
In this podcast, I chat with beginning farmer Wendy Johnson who moved back to Iowa from L.A. to farm with her parents in Northeast Iowa raising corn, soybeans, hay and sheep. She and her husband have started their own enterprise, Joia Food Farm.
In this podcast, I speak to Mark Licht about integrating conservation practices in profitable and sustainable ways.
In this podcast, I chat with Donna Buell, who is an environmental activist, attorney and owner of a 300-acre farm near Holstein in northwest Iowa. With her young tenants, she is transitioning the farm to organic.
In this podcast, I chat with Sarah Carlson, Midwest Cover Crop Research Coordinator and Practical Farmers of Iowa agronomist, about cover crops and the generational transitions happening on Iowa's farmland.
In this podcast, ILF Assistant Manager, Ann Staudt, chats with Dr. Jacqueline Comito, a 2015 recipient of the Environmental Law Institute's National Wetlands Award in Outreach and Education, about her work in Iowa.
In this podcast, I chat with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach program manager Jamie Benning about Iowa's Nutrient Reduction Strategy and the approach ISUEO is taking to improving water quality in Iowa.
In this podcast, I chat with plant physiologist and cover crop expert, Dr. Tom Kaspar who has been researching cover crops in Iowa for over 25 years at the USDA-ARS National Laboratory for Agriculture and the Environment in Ames, Iowa.
In this podcast, I chat with environmental leader and innovator Rob Stout, a farmer from southeast Iowa. For 30 years, Stout's farm has been an early adopter of emerging conservation management.
In this podcast, I chat with Dr. Mark Rasmussen, Director of the Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture about foraging, Aldo Leopold's unique childhood and the importance of the Leopold Center to agriculture.