Women Caring for the Land Workshop
In the spring of 2017, Prairie Rivers of Iowa Watersheds and Waterways Program partnered with Women, Ag, and Food Network to host a Women Caring for the Land Workshop in Stanhope, Iowa. Here’s a recap of the day!
Soil and Water Conservation Week – Key Cooperative
In honor of Soil and Water Conservation Week, we are celebrating this week with a spotlight video of one of our partners, Key Cooperative! Check it out!
S.T.R.I.P.S – Neal Smith National Wildlife Refuge
Prairie Rivers of Iowa, in conjunction with Neal Smith National Wildlife Refuge and S.T.R.I.P.S., hosted a tour for local residents to learn about prairie integration into the landscape on November 2nd, 2016.
What’s the plan for the Squaw Creek Watershed?
Conservation Farmer: Staying on Top of Things
Jim McHugh has been farming in Boone County, Iowa for over 40 years. He farms 500 acres consisting of corn, soybeans, alfalfa hay, cereal rye cover crop seed and 30 head of cattle. Along with these products, McHugh maintains a diverse array of conservation practices including: two wetland sites, cover crops, no-till and strip till, buffer strips, waterways, and extended crop rotations. McHugh works to stay on top of soil health and water quality in Iowa.
Strip-Till for Healthy Soil and Water
A quick video showing a strip-till bar in action while highlighting the main components and benefits.
Conservation Practice: Filming Behind the Scenes
Behind the scenes look at our team filming a watershed farmer showing off the great work he has done in conservation on his farm. Practices include: 2 CREP wetlands, cover crops, extended rotation, and CRP ground. Also included are photos of another watershed farmer’s field of a cover crop mix included radishes and turnips!