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Dick Sloan appears on IPR ‘Ripple Effect’

Iowa Public Radio’s Talk of Iowa summer series, “Ripple Effect”, has been examining various aspects of Iowa’s environment. Dick Sloan joined the water quality conversation on Monday, July 21.

Listen to the archived edition: Talk of Iowa

 …and is featured in AgriNews

Jean Caspers-Simmet interviewed Dick Sloan about his approach to resilient farming for the July 22 issue.  Plus there’s a interview with Chad Ingels on the resilient farming conference that will be held in Ames August 5-7.

Lime Creek/Practical Farmers field day June 19.

A synopsis of Richard Sloan’s “resiliency farming” is now posted on the News page.

 

Lime Creek Watershed is located west of Independence.

Lime Creek Watershed is located west of Independence.

Project summary

Click here Lime Creek project summary for a two-page PDF on the Lime Creek Watershed project.

Lime Creek watershed efforts in the news

Educational and conservation efforts in Lime Creek watershed are featured in the March 8, 2014, issue of Iowa Farmer Today.  To read the article, visit http://www.iowafarmertoday.com/news/crop/nutrient-management-a-gradual-evolution/article_3041bf72-a487-11e3-9870-0019bb2963f4.html

Lime Creek tile line project

A Lime Creek Watershed Improvement Association project proposal, “Monitoring Nutrient Losses from Tile-Drained Fields in the Middle Cedar River”,  is a two-year project that began July 1, 2013 following approval by the State Soil Conservation Committee.

PDF of proposal: SSCC RD Proposal Cover Page_LC

More . . . on the grant and the project, including a July 23 front-page story by Orlan Love of the Cedar Rapids Gazette, on our “News” page.

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Agricultural and urban flooding
on IPR’s Talk of Iowa

(April 2013) After two major flooding events for Iowa in 1993 and 2008, and a number of significant flooding events in-between, Iowans need to ask hard questions about how we have altered our environment.

Iowa Public Radio’s “Talk of Iowa” discussed agricultural and urban flooding,  looking at changes we’ve made to our landscape that has made it more prone to flooding.  The program also discussed both the damage flooding can cause, and some innovative ways farmers, homeowners and city planners can prevent flooding or at least minimize the damage it can cause.

State Senator Rob Hogg of Cedar Rapids, Co-founder of the Iowa Flood Center Larry Weber, and Mark Rasmussen, Director of the Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture join the conversation.

To hear a podcast, follow this link: http://iowapublicradio.org/post/preserving-iowas-soil-after-flooding

Cover Crops and 2012 Field Day at Richard Sloan farm

For information on the Dick Sloan’s use of cover crops and the field day held in August 2012, visit the Lime Creek ‘News’ and ‘Special Projects’ pages.