Today’s Iowa Learning Farms webinar presenter is Tim Youngquist, farmer liaison with the STRIPS project. He has been working for the last year and a half with farmers across the state who want to incorporate strips of prairie into their corn-soybean acres. Tim is an ag specialist in the Agronomy Department at Iowa State University and a fifth-generation farmer.
Youngquist’s presentation provides background on the STRIPS project: the first experiment of prairie strips. He also discusses the benefits of adding prairie strips to fields as well as things to think about as you consider installing these on your own farm. Currently, there are 20 farms in Iowa using prairie strips with more being added this summer.