June 2020 Forum

June’s forum speaker is Mike Paustian, a 6th generation farmer from Walcott, IA. He and his family have a farrow-to-finish hog farm near Walcott, Iowa, where they also grow corn and soybeans. He earned a PhD in microbiology from the University of Minnesota after which he worked as a research scientist before returning to the

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May 2020 Forum

*RESCHEDULED FROM MARCH. Visit our Facebook page and website (www.partnersofscottcountywatersheds.org) for the latest information. May’s forum speaker is Robb Ewoldt, a full-time farmer in Scott County, Iowa. Over his years in farming his family farm, he has made many changes in his farming practices to preserve water and soil quality, including no-till or strip-till farming,

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Secretary Naig Encourages Farmers, Landowners to Apply Now for Cost Share Funding to Implement Water Quality Practices

DES MOINES, Iowa (May 5, 2020) – Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig announced that farmers and landowners can now sign up for cost share funds through the Water Quality Initiative. The funds can be used to help install conservation practices that improve soil health and water quality, including cover crops, no-till/strip-till practices or a nitrification inhibitor.

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