New Research Identifies Four Farmer Types with Differing Perspectives on Soil and Water Conservation

December 14, 2020 11:17 AM

Soil and water conservation is critical to the long-term sustainability of Iowa agriculture. Farmers can use a range of soil and water conservation practices to maintain agricultural productivity while minimizing impacts on water and wildlife. Although numerous governmental and non-governmental organizations have been working for decades on different outreach strategies to promote conservation practice use, the adoption of key practices such as cover crops and no-till is not yet widespread enough to address resource concerns...

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J. Arbuckle Extension Sociologist

J. Arbuckle is a rural sociologist at Iowa State University. His main interest area is drivers of actions to improve soil & water quality. He directs the Iowa Farm and Rural Life Poll, an annual farmer survey.