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NRCS and Cost Share

  • Iowa EQIP Program: Key Practices for Iowa Confined Livestock Operations
    Through the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP), USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service provides financial and technical assistance to implement conservation practices that address natural resource concerns on private lands. EQIP supports the needs of all agricultural operations, offering ideas, science-based solutions, and guidance for successful and sustainable conservation farms. Below are some of the more popular conservation practices that Iowa farmers install

Iowa State University Forestry Extension

  • ISU Forestry Extension - Planning: Windbreaks for Iowa
    Welcome to the Iowa State University Forestry extension website. Please use this resource to learn more about tree selection, planting, and maintenance; local contacts and consultants; and other forestry-related subjects.

  • ISU Forestry Extension - Planting: Planting Forest Seedlings
    Welcome to the Iowa State University Forestry extension website. Please use this resource to learn more about tree selection, planting, and maintenance; local contacts and consultants; and other forestry-related subjects.

  • Farmstead Windbreaks: Establishment, Care, and Maintenance
    Appropriate selection of species for use in the windbreak, followed by good establishment methods, care, and manage- ment, will ensure long-term wind protection in Iowa.

  • Farmstead Windbreaks: Planning
    General Planning Guide: Much of Iowa’s land is relatively level to gently rolling with few trees to block the prevailing winter winds. Windbreaks— rows of trees and shrubs properly located—can slow, direct, and block these winter winds, resulting in many benefits to the landowner. A windbreak is a permanent part of the farm landscape, so think and plan carefully before planting trees or shrubs.