The Clean Water in Iowa Starts Here Tour Stops at Kirkwood Community College

posted 10/21/2020

The Clean Water in Iowa Starts Here tour will visit Kirkwood Community College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, today. The stop, hosted by Iowa Corn, highlights the Soil Health Partnership (SHP) and a number of farmers who are exploring the economic and environmental benefits of soil health practices on their farms.

The SHP is the flagship sustainability program of the National Corn Growers Association.  SHP collects on-farm agronomic and economic data to evaluate the impacts of soil health practices on the soil, the environment and the farmer’s bottom line.

Kirkwood Community College has been part of the SHP since 2017. Their field trial compares cover crop strips to strips with no cover crops. Eastern Iowa farmers and students have the opportunity to learn about the research trials and findings being done on the Kirkwood farm.

Check out the full article here.