Using Data to Create Habitat

Targeted Conservation for Layered Benefit: Using Data to Create Habitat

Steve Robisky

Pheasants ForeverIn partnership with Pheasants Forever


Wednesday, June 12
9 a.m.-Noon


5495 N. Union Rd. | Cedar Falls, IA 50613


Steve Robisky



  • Stephanie Nelson – Pheasants Forever
  • Chuck Hesse – neighboring farmer

Planting prairie can achieve many goals. When strategically located, that prairie can improve your farm’s bottom line. Join us at Steve Robisky’s 15-year-old Conservation Reserve Program planting to discuss how conservation practices can increase yield averages, reduce input costs and improve the “farmability” of the rest of your field, all while creating wildlife habitat.

Neighboring farmer Chuck Hesse will explain how he improved his farm’s profitability by targeting his marginal acres. Stephanie Nelson, with Pheasants Forever, will share profitability maps and other data that can aid your decision-making process. Steve will cover tips for successfully establishing and managing your prairie and crop interface. Please bring your own lawn chairs.


Light refreshments will be provided during the field day.

See & Discuss

  • Using soils, topographic and yield data to identify marginal land for conservation opportunities
  • Flexible CRP practices that can be tailored to many situations
  • The economics of establishing and maintaining prairie within the framework of a CRP contract
  • Tips for managing weeds and encroaching trees on established prairie
  • Pheasants Forever’s precision conservation incentive


  • Mad Capital