Conservation

At Cardinal Farms, conservation farming involves the fusion of ancient farming practices with nutrient management and new technologies. As responsible land stewards, we are actively working to meet all the requirements of the Iowa Nutrient  Reduction Strategy through Ridge/No Till practices, Cover Crop, Strip Intercropping, Waterways and Low Input Sustainable Ag (LISA) management.

In addition to managing fully organic Farms, we’ve recently concluded a three year corn/soybean/oats trial in conjunction with Iowa State University. Read the results HERE.

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