The chirping melody of grassland birds across prairies and pastures tells me that spring is here. Hearing these small voices throughout the grasslands is refreshing as these birds would not greet me without prairie remnants and pasture offering zones of refuge. For me, these songs were absent while growing up. Even though my neighbors had […]
The Garst and Wallace families played pivotal roles in developing farm innovations in the 20th Century and now work to put a lighter, 21st century stamp on the landscape. Read the story or listen to it at Iowa Public Radio.
Learn more about cover crop selection, spring agronomy, cover crop pest management and more at a real world cover crop meeting on February 2. The meeting, to be held at Whiterock Conservancy, 1436 Highway 141, Coon Rapids, from 9AM-1PM includes three in person speakers, a webinar and a free lunch with the opportunity to ask […]
The goats have arrived! Check out the back country along the Main Loop Trail to sneak a peak at our newest savanna restoration team members. Goats will be moved between several paddocks over the course of the summer to browse bush honeysuckle and multiflora rose that have invaded an oak savanna restoration project area. Repeated […]
Join us to discuss cover crops with a spring agronomy perspective. See firsthand potential spring biomass and then how to best use that biomass to benefit your farming operation. The soil health benefits of cover crops are clear, but learn more about how to make cover crops cash-flow in your operation while working to stabilize […]
The Raccoon River Watershed Association is hosting a conference March 5 at the Hotel Pattee in Perry, IA. It is free and anyone who is interested in learning more about the watershed is invited to attend. Whiterock Conservancy lies in the Raccoon River watershed and many of the topics relate to our work. You can […]
As harvest starts for many of Iowa’s fields, we have already completed one. Summer heat helps bring in the rye harvest. Tucked away in the heart of Whiterock Conservancy we grow Wheeler rye for our own cover crop program. Producing our own rye cuts down on our cover crop costs and adds another crop into […]