Habitat Incentives Program

Habitat Incentives Program

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Are you interested in…

  • Making every acre on your farm productive?
  • Building soil health?
  • Improving water quality?
  • Addressing climate change?
  • Providing critical native habitat for wildlife?

If you answered “yes,” PFI’s habitat incentives program is here to help you achieve your goals by providing technical and financial support for several conservation practices. Use our form to submit your contact information, and our habitat staff will reach out to chat about your farm management and conservation goals.

Supported Practices

Prairie Strips (Buffer Strips)

Receive a one-time incentive payment to establish prairie strips on your farm through PFI’s habitat incentives program. This cost-share can be stacked with Conservation Reserve Program (CRP).

Pollinator Habitat

Receive funding for creating or enhancing pollinator habitat. This grant is directed at declining native pollinators in counties in the northeast quadrant of the state. This program can be implemented on farmland or remnant prairie habitat.

Precision Conservation Analysis

Receive a one-time incentive payout and a profitability assessment of your agricultural fields utilizing precision agriculture data to turn those marginal acres into opportunities.

Learn more about precision conservation analysis.

To find out more about precision conservation cost-share, please contact our partners at Pheasants Forever.


Funding for this project is made possible by Clean Water Iowa, Iowa Department of Agriculture & Land Stewardship, NRCS Conservation Innovation Grant, Pheasants Forever, National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, Iowa Soybean Association, Apex Clean Energy Foundation, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service – Partners for Fish and Wildlife.

Note: Participation in Practical Farmers’ habitat incentives program may also include signing a maintenance agreement or contract with a PFI partner, such as the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service or the Natural Resources Conservation Service. Inquire for more details.


Contact Grace Yi, our senior habitat viability coordinator, by emailing grace.yi(at)practicalfarmers(dot)org or by calling the office at (515) 232-5661.

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