Agriculture

Life in the Raccoon River: Prairie Ecology and Farming Conference

By |2016-02-16T18:53:10-06:00February 16th, 2016|Agriculture, Conservation, Events|

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 [...]

Rotational Systems and summer harvest

By |2015-10-01T16:13:57-05:00October 1st, 2015|Agriculture|

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 [...]