Many Iowa farmers lack the knowledge base to grow small grains successfully. This grant supported visits and interviews with farmers across Iowa during small grains field operations in 2014. The goal was to capture the nuts and bolts of small grains production in both conventional and organic systems to facilitate greater adoption of these sustainable systems.
What practices have farmers in Iowa used to grow, harvest, and store small grains?
Farmers shared answers regarding their production methods and their solutions to logistical issues. Their knowledge was passed along in articles, webinars, field days, and conference presentations.
Year of Grant Completion
Larsen, Drake, "Capturing indigenous knowledge of small grain production" (2015). Leopold Center Completed Grant Reports. 489.