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.