Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture

Pubs & Papers Alphabetical

Research can take many forms and lead to many different outcomes. The ultimate goal is sustainability – for the landscape, Iowa’s people and natural resources. Below is a list of intermediate outcomes of Leopold Center-supported projects, partnerships and activities. Included are extension publications, in-house research projects, informative presentations and other reports – all with some link to the Leopold Center.

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Title Date Link
Leopold Center Document 2012 Economic Impacts of Iowa's Regional Food Systems Working Group November 2013 Link | PDF
Leopold Center Document A Geography of Taste: Iowa’s Potential for Developing Place-Based and Traditional Foods October 2004 Link | PDF
A Guide to Managing Pasture Water: Off-Stream Water, Shade and Nutritional Supplementation to Modify Animal Behavior December 2008 Link | PDF
A Guide to Managing Pasture Water: Stabilized Stream and Pond Access Sites December 2008 Link | PDF
A Guide to Managing Pasture Water: Streamside Buffers December 2008 Link | PDF
Leopold Center Document A Landowner's Guide to Prairie Conservation Strips August 2013 Link | PDF
A Resource Guide to Cultivate the Linn County Local Food System February 2010 Link | PDF
Leopold Center Document A Revolution in Agriculture May 2002 Link | PDF
A Survey of Pork Niche Marketers in the Midwest June 2003 Link | PDF
A Targeted Conservation Approach for Improving Environmental Quality December 2008 Link | PDF
Leopold Center Document Abstracts of Recent Leopold Center Projects December 2013 Link | PDF
Leopold Center Document Aldo Leopold on Agriculture January 2005 Link | PDF
Leopold Center Document Alternative Enterprise Budget: Beekeeping March 2010 Link | PDF
Leopold Center Document Alternative Enterprise Budget: Christmas trees October 2010 Link | PDF
Leopold Center Document Alternative Enterprise Budget: Dairy Goats October 2010 Link | PDF
Leopold Center Document Alternative Enterprise Budget: Popcorn March 2010 Link | PDF
Leopold Center Document Alternative Enterprise Budget: Raspberries October 2010 Link | PDF
Leopold Center Document Alternative Enterprise Budget: Sheep March 2010 Link | PDF
Leopold Center Document Alternative Enterprise Budget: Sorghum March 2010 Link | PDF
Leopold Center Document Alternative Enterprise Budget: Sweet Corn March 2010 Link | PDF
Leopold Center Document Analysis and Comparison of the Technical and Business Planning Needs of Iowa Farmers Marketing Directly to Consumers and Iowa Farmers Marketing through Supply Chains June 2006 Link | PDF
Applying Fertilizer and Lime to CRP Land February 2006 Link | PDF
Areas of Possible Collaboration Among Niche Pork Companies January 2007 Link | PDF
Leopold Center Document Assessing Fuel Efficiency and CO2 Emissions of Two Local Food Distribution Options in Iowa June 2008 Link | PDF
Attitudes Toward Cover Crops in Iowa: Benefits and Barriers March 2012 Link | PDF
Leopold Center Document Bedded Hoop Barns for Beef Cattle February 2009 Link | PDF
Berkshire Swine Production and Marketing August 2006 Link | PDF
Leopold Center Document Buying Local Foods for Retail Foodservices March 2008 Link | PDF
Leopold Center Document Calculating Food Miles for a Multiple Ingredient Food Product March 2005 Link | PDF
Leopold Center Document Central Iowa Sustainable Agriculture Tour August 2012 Link | PDF
Leopold Center Document Checking the Food Odometer: Comparing Food Miles for Local versus Conventional Produce Sales to Iowa Institutions July 2003 Link | PDF
Checklist for Retail Purchasing of Local Produce July 2011 Link | PDF
Clear Creek Watershed: 150 Years of Landscape Change December 2006 Link | PDF
Climate Change Impacts on Iowa 2010 January 2011 Link | PDF
Leopold Center Document Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) in the Midwest United States: A regional characterization January 2005 Link | PDF
Leopold Center Document Comparative Life Cycle Environmental Impacts of Three Beef Production Strategies in the Upper Midwestern United States April 2010 Link | PDF
Leopold Center Document Comparing Apples to Apples: An Iowa Perspective on Apples and Local Food Systems October 1999 Link | PDF
Leopold Center Document Comparison of Biofuel Systems September 2012 Link | PDF
Composting Dead Livestock: A New Solution to an Old Problem November 1999 Link | PDF
Composting Swine Mortalities in Iowa November 2008 Link | PDF
Conservation Practices for Landlords May 2012 Link | PDF
Leopold Center Document Conserving Beneficial Insects with Native Plants January 2013 Link | PDF
Leopold Center Document Construction Resource Use of Two Different Types and Scales of Iowa Swine Production Facilities June 2010 Link | PDF
Leopold Center Document Consumer Perceptions of Pasture-raised Beef and Dairy Products: An Internet Consumer Study February 2004 Link | PDF
Leopold Center Document Consumer perceptions of place-based foods, food chain profit distribution and family farms October 2005 Link | PDF
Leopold Center Document Consumer perceptions of the safety, health and environmental impact of various scales and geographic origin of food supply chains September 2007 Link | PDF
Leopold Center Document Consumers, Vendors, and the Economic Importance of Iowa Farmers’ Markets: An Economic Impact Survey Analysis May 2005 Link | PDF
Converting CRP Contract Land to an Active Grazing System on Your Farm - Evaluating Resources and Setting Goals December 2009 Link | PDF
Converting CRP Land to Pasture - Managing Weeds and Fertility December 2009 Link | PDF
Converting to Pasture or Hay - Evaluating Current Vegetation September 2010 Link | PDF