Land Stewardship Project: Soil Health Economics Workshop

Land Stewardship Project logoCome to this LSP farmer-to-farmer workshop to learn more about how to apply economics in a way that improves the financial and soil health of your farm.

Putting a dollar value on soil health practices and gains is an ongoing challenge for farms in transition. One of the challenges is that the improvement of soil health is a long-term process. According to Iowa State University Extension, soil health economics can be viewed in two ways: 1) the impact of a low-input farm system that drives operating costs down (labor, fuel, machinery, chemicals, etc.); and 2) its effect on improving soil structure, water-holding capacity, biology, and nutrient cycling.

The good news is farmers in the region are finding innovative and practical ways of determining the value of soil-building practices such as reduced tillage, no-till, cover cropping, and managed grazing of livestock by focusing on return on investment (ROI). Join us on March 19 for a great farmer-to-farmer discussion.

The Soil Health Economics: Learn the Value of Low-Input, Soil-Building Farm Systems workshop is co-sponsored by the Winneshiek Soil and Water Conservation District and the USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service.

Preregistration is required.


The snow date is Thursday, March 21.
For more information, contact LSP’s Alex Romano at
[email protected].

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March 19, 2024 at 9:00am - 3pm
Ridgeway Community Center
690 County St
Ridgeway, IA 52165
United States
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