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Iowa Farmer Recker Holding Corn Ears

Northeast Iowa Farmer Made No Yield Sacrifice Rethinking Tillage

Soil health test results revealed the topsoil on his farm was being depleted, which put Tim Recker of Fayette County, Iowa, on a mission to add 4R Plus practices.

Iowa Farmer Emily

Soil Testing at the Foundation of Nutrient Stewardship

Precision Ag Specialist Emily Doyle arms farmers with information so they can make decisions to protect yields and the environment.

The Heifers family and cattle

Soil Health Defined on the Farm Level

Soil Health Partnership field manager and east-central Iowa farmer Lisa Kubik says soil health is defined on the farm level.

Andersen family farmers Iowa

Dedication to Protecting the Soil Gets Noticed

Grundy County’s Eric Andersen has a reputation for taking care of his valuable farmland. That’s something landowners have noticed.

Farmer Reaps Benefits from Using 4R Plus Practices

Darin Stolte of Jones County, Iowa, saw his yield curve accelerate after strip-till and cover crops were added to his precise 4R nutrient plan.

Using tractor data to build trust

Sharing Information Can Bridge the Divide with Landowners

The changing landscape of farmland ownership in Iowa presents opportunities for tenants. Sharing information can bridge the divide with landowners.

Iowa Farmers in Field

Rate of 4R Plus Practice Adoption Continues to Rise

The Iowa Farm & Rural Life Poll: 2018 Summary Report demonstrates the percentage of Iowa’s farmers who are adopting 4R Plus practices continues to rise.

Heckman Family

4R Plus Practices Make ‘Dollars and Sense’ to Southeastern Iowa Family

The Heckman family in Muscatine County pushes the pencil to see what practices garner a return on their investment, and puts them through a litmus test to determine if the practices are sustainable.