Earlier today Iowa Learning Farms farmer partner, Seth Watkins, was featured in the Des Moines Register Editorial: To clean up our water, go ‘nuts’ like this Iowa famer. Seth has shifted away from a two crop (corn/soybean) rotation on his family farm near Clarinda. He still grows corn, but has also added oats, alfalfa, and cover crops. Seth also actively raises 600 cows and has converted nearly 400 acres to prairie, ponds, and other wildlife areas. As a result of this diversification, he has seen better financial returns while improving soil health and water quality.
Be sure to also take a listen to Episode 20 of our Conservation Chat to hear first hand as Seth shares his whole farm approach to conservation.
Seth is no stranger to trying something new. He agreed to be interviewed by our Conservation Pack for a video series produced by Water Rocks! It continues to be one of our most viewed videos and is a sneak peak into Seth’s farm and management choices.
You don’t miss out on a great read and fun video as you head into the weekend!