Iowa LICA Demonstration Farm Helps Farmers and Landowners Learn About Soil Health and Water Quality Practices

posted 8/30/2021

DES MOINES, Iowa (Aug. 25, 2021) – The Clean Water in Iowa Starts Here tour visited the Iowa Land Improvement Contractors Association (LICA) demonstration farm, near Melbourne, Iowa, today. During the stop, Agri Drain Corporation joined conservation partners from the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship, Agricultural Drainage Management Coalition (ADMC), Ecosystems Services Exchange and Iowa State University to discuss the collaborative, science-based approaches they’re using to scale up the design and installation of conservation and water quality practices in Iowa.

The 80-acre Iowa LICA farm features a variety of installed conservation practices, providing the ideal backdrop to discuss the water quality benefits that can be achieved by pairing agricultural drainage systems with edge-of-field practices, like bioreactors and saturated buffers.

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