The Leopold Center has sponsored the production of several videos, which are housed on the Iowa State University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Vimeo channel.

'On the Ground' series

"On the Ground" videos offer snapshots of research outcomes from Leopold Center grant projects. 

Adding Prairie Strips

This video was produced by the STRIPS Research Team to provide an overview of how cultivating prairie conservation strips between row-crops can positively impact farmland and ecosystem health. Watch the video Restoring the Balance: Prairie Conservation Strips.

For more information about the STRIPS project visit the website:

Nabbing Nitrates: Before Water Leaves the Farm

These videos were produced for M&M Divide Resource Conservation & Development (RC&D) with support from the Leopold Center and 13 collaborating groups. The videos show what happens below the ground to remove nitrates from water when various conservation practices are used.

View the following videos on Vimeo:

Land Tenure and Land Ethics

These videos were developed by the Drake Agricultural Law Center with support from the Leopold Center Policy Initiative. The videos, and a host of other resources, are part of the Sustainable Agricultural Land Tenure project.

View the following videos on the Drake Ag Law Vimeo channel:

  • Women Landowners: Land Management and Conservation Conversations 
  • New Farmers and Women Landowners: Advice from Former Beginning Farmers
  • Conservation on Leased Land
  • Integrating Prairie into Cropland
  • Iowa's Land Tenure and Stewardship Policy Project
  • Helping Farmers Fulfill the Land Ethic
  • Leasing Land to a New Small Farmer
  • The Iowa Landowner's Duty of Stewardship