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JULY 2017 STEWARDSHIP ADVOCATE UPDATE

Posted on 07/24/2017 at 12:00 AM by Iowa Corn

MONTHLY UPDATE FROM BEN GLEASON, IOWA CORN SUSTAINABLE PROGRAMS MANAGER

With corn tasseling and harvest just a few months away, it’s not too late to be considering additional conservation practices for this fall. The Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship (IDALS) is currently accepting applications for cost share for cover crops seeded this fall, nitrification inhibitors for fall fertilizer application, and no-till and strip-till.  Click here for more information.

In the meantime, be sure to attend one of the field days on our list of events and learn about topics, including watershed planning, cover crops and Palmer Amaranth.

Finally, if you haven’t already signed up for the Stewardship Advocate Program, please do so soon. Currently the monthly newsletters and other opportunities are sent to all ICGA members. However, later this fall, only those who have signed up will receive these updates. We have almost 1,000 farmers signed up but we’d love to share these resources with more! Click here to sign up and tell your friends!

Stewardship Advocate Program Survey

The Stewardship Advocate program was launched last spring to provide you with valuable stewardship and conservation information that you can apply to your farm. Please consider filling out this survey to help us know how we can best inform you about these important topics. We would appreciate your feedback by Monday, July 31.


FARMER TO FARMER:

LET'S TALK protecting soil with cover crops

Tim Smith of Wright County talks about how he uses cover crops to protect his valuable soil. He also talks about his involvement with the Soil Health Partnership and the important role that conservation practices play on his farm. 


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