2022 July Stewardship Advocate

Summer is flying by! Now is the time to check out the list of events below and attend a field day in your area. They are a great way to share conservation successes with fellow farmers and gain new insights as well.

In recent news the EPA announced on June 30, it is reopening the finalized reregistration of atrazine, putting this key crop protection tool and today’s carbon-smart farming practices at risk. This proposal if adopted would put severe restrictions on this herbicide affecting many farmers who have used it safely for many years. Read the full story here. Submit comments today telling EPA how atrazine is a vital part of your operation, and how the potential adoption of a proposed level of concern far below the current level would significantly impair the effective use of atrazine on your farm.

Finally, mark your calendars now for Pay Dirt at the Farm Progress Show, August 30 & 31. Find us at the Events Building located outside Gate #6 from 10 am – 2 pm. Sessions will be 30 minutes with an hour break for lunch sponsored by Iowa Corn. Iowa Secretary of Agriculture, Mike Naig will be speaking on August 30 at 10 am.


  • Improving Soil Health & Water Quality
  • Capitalizing on Conservation
  • Nitrogen Initiative
  • Carbon Markets
  • Small Grains and Alternative Markets
  • Iowa Smart Ag
  • Optimizing Fertilizer


Supreme Court restricts the EPA’s authority to mandate carbon emissions reductions

A New Tool for Your BMP Toolbelt!

How to turn unproductive field areas into pollinator havens

2022 Grassland CRP signup 22 percent higher than last year

Iowa Seed Corn Cover Crops Initiative


Every Wednesday – Iowa Learning Farms Webinar Series 

July 27 – Prairie Strips Field Day, Zwingle 

July 30 – Cover Crops, Cattle and Conservation Projects Field Day, Glidden

August 2 – Iowa Soil Health Workshop, Boone

August 2 – Drainage Water Recycling for Crop Production and Water Quality, Webinar

August 3 – Whole-Farm Conservation Demonstration, Otho

August 4 – McNay Memorial Research & Demonstration Farm Annual Field Day, Chariton

August 4 – Prairie Strips and Cover Crops Field Day, Des Moines

August 9 – Cover Crop Field Day, Guernsey

August 23 – Making Cover Crops Work: From Popcorn to Water Quality, Lake City

August 24 – Redefining the Field Edge Field Day, Nevada

August 25 – Cover Crop and Soil Health Field Day, Melbourne

August 23 – Soil Fertility Workshop, Marshalltown

August 23 – Making Cover Crops Work: From Popcorn to Water Quality, Lake City

August 27 – Bringing Back the Edges with Precision Conservation, Cherokee


Interested in using cover crops? Unsure where to turn or how to start? Our panelists at the Iowa Ag Expo gave farmers the advice on where to start, how to identify the best option for your farm and how to continue to improve.

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