Research shows social networks play an integral part in conservation practice adoption

Ames, Iowa – Research shows that to meet the goals of the Iowa Nutrient Reduction Strategy, Iowa farmers will need to increase use of a diverse array of appropriate nutrient management and other conservation practices. However, most soil and water conservation practice research focuses on single practices (e.g., cover crops). Research from Iowa State University… Read More Research shows social networks play an integral part in conservation practice adoption

People are asking about the 2017 Iowa Water Conference…

… and we have answers! Written by Melissa Miller, Associate Director of the Iowa Water Center It’s that time of year again. Everywhere I go, I get questions about the Iowa Water Conference. Here are a few of the recurring questions: What’s the theme this year? Watershed Management: Partnerships for Progress  Is the agenda filled… Read More People are asking about the 2017 Iowa Water Conference…

Mixing entrepreneurs with H2O for a solution

Earlier this year, IWC Director Rick Cruse and Associate Director Melissa Miller met with staff from the Agricultural Entrepreneurship Initiative (AEI) at Iowa State University about an exciting new event idea. AEI team members have spent the last several months working tirelessly to organize Water Innovation Challenge 2016, an open community creative event that will… Read More Mixing entrepreneurs with H2O for a solution