Awards Program

An Annual Awards Banquet and Program is held in August to recognize landowners who have done outstanding work in soil conservation, windbreak establishment, and wildlife habitat development. Students who win at the Region 1 and State Poster Contest competition receive their certificates and cash prizes at the awards banquet as well.
 
Iowa Soil Conservation Awards Program

The Iowa Soil Conservation Awards Program (ISCAP) encourages better land use programs and environmental control on the farm. The District enters Division 1, family-operated farms or owner-operated farms on which the owner-operator has established and maintained the most complete conservation program as determined by the land use program and soil conservation practices adopted.The Iowa Soil Conservation Awards Program (ISCAP) encourages better land use programs and environmental control on the farm. The District enters Division 1, family-operated farms or owner-operated farms on which the owner-operator has established and maintained the most complete conservation program as determined by the land use program and soil conservation practices adopted.

Keith & Doris Boer of Rock Valley.  Their farm in section 26 of Rock Township has 20,410 feet of terraces This is a highly erodible field with a corn-bean no-till rotation. Their farm in section 27 of Rock Township is not highly erodible with a corn-bean no-till rotation.  Keith has also been trying cover crops.  Their farm in section 24 of Rock Township is also no-tilled.  There are two CRP waterways installed and 2,500 feet of terraces will be built this fall.

Robert & Wendi Groen pictured with their children Sara, Anna, and Jonathan of Maurice.  Their farm is location in section 27 of Sherman Township.  Robert does a corn-bean rotation with some alfalfa in the rotation.  There were 1,700 feet of terraces installed along with a waterway in 2014.  He plants a corn-bean rotation and no-tills beans into cornstalks.  A field windbreak was installed in 2010 which includes Black Hills Spruce and Arrowwood. A 50 foot wide cool season grasses filter strip was established in 2000.  He uses low disturbance manure injection when applying hog manure.

 

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Iowa Soil Conservation Awards Program
Izaak Walton League of American Windbreak Awards Program
Wildlife Habitat Award
Tony Pottebaum Windbreak Award
Conservation Teacher of the Year
Iowa Environmental Leaders