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General News: League Promotes Soil Health

Outdoor America 2018 Issue 4

What do academics, farmers, agency personnel, and conservation advocates have in common? (It’s not a trick question!) They all care about healthy soil, as demonstrated at our well-attended Soil Health Symposium at Upper Iowa University. The event was hosted by the Fayette County Soil and Water Conservation District and co-sponsored by the Izaak Walton League and other groups.

Covering topics from soil microbiology to innovative ways to integrate cover crops into conventional farm operations, the symposium brought home the potential for regenerating soil health to address water quality, climate change, and flooding while earning farmers a better living.

Read more from IWLA Agriculture Outreach Coordinator Tim Wagner.

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