Soil Health and Water Quality Workshop

Wednesday, July 17 | 9 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. | Grundy Center

In partnership with Grundy County Soil and Water Conservation District

DSC 6473Farmers, landowners and city dwellers can all learn something about how to incorporate conservation practices onto their land from a panel of experts. Learn about building soil health practices into farm leases, edge-of-field practices, prairie strips and how townspeople can play a role in conservation efforts. The event will also feature a hands-on soil health discussion.


Fred Abels | (319)640-2002 | | | Twitter: @abelsfred


Mark Thompson – manager, Sunderman Farm Management

Brian Dougherty – Iowa State University Extension agricultural engineer for northeast Iowa

Lisa Schulte Moore – professor in ISU’s Department of Natural Resource Ecology and Management

Paul Miller – urban conservationist with Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship

Michael Lubbers – soil conservation technician for Butler County


  • Landowner-tenant collaboration
  • Relay cropping
  • Edge-of-field practices
  • Prairie strips
  • Urban conservation
  • Soil health

LOCATION: Grundy County Fairgrounds | 1308 4th St. | Grundy Center 50638


From the intersection of IA Hwy 14 and IA Hwy 175 in Grundy Center (near Rouse Motor): Go south 5.5 blocks on 4th Street; the fairgrounds will be on the left. The event will be held in the Alumni Building near the cattle barns.

Please note: There will be areas roped off, so follow the gravel road to the north of the fairgrounds over to the parking area.

Lunch will be provided.

RSVP to Denise Freeseman, Grundy County SWCD, at or (319) 824-3634, ext 3, by Wednesday, July 10.

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