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We work with ag retailers to improve management of our key soil, nutrient and crop-protection resources by keeping them on our cropland and out of our streams, rivers and lakes.

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Ag retailers are key players in addressing nutrient runoff by ensuring their customers’ dollars stay on the field for crop nutrition, rather than running off into nearby waterways.


Our webinars present the latest nutrient management research and economic returns for ag retailer products and services that improve water quality.

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Learn more about the benefits of products and services your facility offers by downloading our free materials and accessing PARM’s interactive tools.

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Latest News

University of Missouri Hiring Assistant Professor of Soil Health

February 21, 2020 9:45 am

This is a tenure-track position in the School of Natural Resources ( at the University of Missouri (MU). The successful candidate will develop an exciting and high-impact, nationally/internationally recognized, externally-funded research program that complements institutional strengths in soil health and microbiology. The selected candidate will also serve as Director of the MU Soil Health Assessment Center, a leading national soil health testing service and research laboratory employing several staff members. Read more.

Driftless Area Land Conservancy Hiring Development Associate

February 21, 2020 9:34 am

The Driftless Area Land Conservancy is seeking a talented and passionate development professional who can effectively communicate stories of change and foster donor and community loyalty in the work we do together to protect this special region. The Development Associate will work closely with the Executive Director to develop and implement our annual fundraising strategy, including: managing our donor database; maintaining and strengthening relationships with donors and supporters; and working with all staff to ensure consistent messaging that aligns DALC’s strategic plan with development strategies. This position offers rewarding professional development opportunities in fundraising and communications, and growth within the organization. Read more.

‘Plan B’ for N

February 21, 2020 9:28 am

Corn producers could be forced into “Plan B” or even “Plan C” when it comes to applying nitrogen fertilizers with wet weather keeping them from implementing their first plan. The timing of the applications, the rate and even the form of nitrogen fertilizer all might have to change with extremely wet field conditions. Read more.

Talk to Your Landlord About Cover Crops

February 21, 2020 9:20 am

How often do you communicate with the landlord about the farm ground you rent? If you’re farming rented ground, it can make a big difference in how you approach decisions, such as cover cropping. For most growers, the question is whether you be profitable while growing cover crops on rented land? Read more.


February 20, 2020 11:12 am

Midwestern farmers are seeing the impact of a changing climate firsthand on their farms.

Aaron Wilson, a research scientist at Ohio State University with the Byrd Polar and Climate Research Center and OSU extension, says long-term trends suggest farmers can expect warmer conditions, including warmer overnight temperatures and warmer winters, and more extreme conditions. Read more.

How To Start the Conservation Discussion on Rented Ground

February 12, 2020 8:55 am

Starting no-till, cover cropping or any other conservation-minded practice takes time, research and effort, and for farmers who rent land, it might not seem worth it when the land could switch hands the next year. What would it mean to your operation if you could convince your landlord of the value of long-term conservation?

“Often times I hear from both landowners and tenant questioning how to incorporate specific conservation practices into leases,” says Angie Rieck-Hinz, Iowa State University Extension field agronomist. “The first step to take is for both parties to meet and have an open discussion about the goals of including specific practices.” Read more.