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The Leopold Center is a research and education center on the campus of Iowa State University created to identify and reduce negative environmental and social impacts of farming and develop new ways to farm profitably while conserving natural resources. The Center's work is focused in these initiatives - ecological systems research, marketing and food systems research, policy research and cross-cutting research that bridges all areas (water, energy, soil and alternative farming systems).
A winter rye cover crop grows in a field of corn that's ready for harvest at the ISU Northern Research and Demonstration Farm near Kanawha in Hancock County. The cover crop will keep roots in the ground after the cash crop is harvested, and will start growing in the spring prior to planting the cash crop. Find more information about cover crops here. [Photo provided by ISU Research and Demonstration Farms]