Take a tour of an Iowa farm converted from row crops into wetlands.
Grass waterways are an important part of a soil conservation plan. You have to maintain them, so they continue carrying runoff water from a field .
The uptick in conservation funding and practices comes from the driving force to improve water quality throughout the Midwest.
Saturated buffers are a relatively new practice for improving water quality. They direct nitrates into the soil instead of the stream.
Knute Hallquist watched an amazing transformation blossom on his farm. He saw 40 acres of his Staton, Iowa, farm go from ugly to oasis in just one season.
Reducing nitrate loss through tile lines is a goal for landowners. A simple water testing kit puts the power of data in their own hands.
Creating and maintaining a relationship with one another will also improve the flow of ideas to bring to the farming operation.