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Recent posts by Rhea Landholm

Top 5 of 2017: Dear Iowa lawmakers: Leopold Center deserves recognition and respect

Today, we share number three in our top five posts countdown, a letter sent to Iowa lawmakers. Last spring, lawmakers proposed a budget bill that would have eliminated the Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture. In the end, the governor vetoed the provision, allowing for the continued existence of the Leopold Center. The Center for Rural Affairs has worked alongside the Leopold Center on conservation and agriculture, and will continue those efforts.

Women's Learning Circle Case Study: Crystal Powers

Crystal Powers, co-owner and co-operator of Darby Springs Farm, in Ceresco, Nebraska, participates in our Women's Learning Circles.

Darby Springs Farm motivation and practices:

  • Motivation for farming is to help people restore land through sustainable agriculture.
  • Finds ways to utilize land to her advantage, rather than changing it for more convenient use.
  • Philosophy consists of much love and attention paid to livestock.

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Conservation Stewardship Program in Iowa, Nebraska, Kansas, South Dakota, and North Dakota

Working lands conservation programs, such as the Conservation Stewardship Program, provide the necessary tools for farmers and producers to maintain agricultural production on their land, simultaneously addressing resource concerns within their operations. Funding and strengthening working lands conservation programs ensure farmers and producers are supported and rewarded for their environmental stewardship.

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