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January 22, 2015
AMES, Iowa – The Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture has awarded grants to 17 innovative research and demonstration projects that promise to move agricultural production toward greater sustainability while improving Iowa’s soil and water resources.

January 9, 2015
Melody Bro joins the staff at Women, Food and Agriculture Network (WFAN) to increase outreach to women in rural Iowa. She will coordinate the Women, Land and Legacy program, where local groups of women hold ongoing meetings covering topics from farm management to conservation.

January 5, 2015
AMES, Iowa – Sustainable agriculture is an eternal “balancing act.” The new annual report from the Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture located at Iowa State University shows how the Center nimbly keeps juggling agriculture hot topics from aquaponics to yurts.

December 30, 2014
AMES, Iowa – Agriculture dominates Iowa’s rural landscape, and now leaders in three Iowa cities are learning how to foster a different kind of agriculture in their urban landscapes.

December 17, 2014
AMES, Iowa – Summaries of seven recently competed competitive grant projects are now available from the Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture at Iowa State University. Among the research topics were phosphorus in beef cattle manure, soil quality in alternative cropping systems, on-farm...

December 15, 2014
When planning crops, foresters speak in years, not months. Even so, results of a study conducted by Trees Forever and funded by the Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture show promise for several agroforestry crops suitable for Iowa soils and climate. Jeff Jensen, northwest Iowa field...