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Prairie STRIPS Program Expands

A three-year, $500,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture will allow the Iowa State University’s STRIPS (Science-based Trials of Rowcrops Integrated with Prairie Strips) program to widen its scope and test its methods in new geographic areas and agricultural practices. STRIPS personnel have helped 18 farmers across Iowa and northern Missouri install native prairie on their fields, unlocking a range of conservation benefits such as cleaner water, healthier soil and new wildlife habitat. Read more at Iowa State's website