Working with your producer

Level of Expertise: Introductory/Overview,

Topics: Biodiversity, Buffer Strips, Cover Crops, Diversified Cropping and Agroforestry, No-Till and Reduced Disturbance, Pollinators, Soil Health and Building Soil Carbon,

If you own farmland and are wondering how to work with your producer on regenerative approaches, start by having a conversation about your mutual goals for the land. Find where you have some commonality and then discuss how you can take some steps forward, maybe starting with just a field or two. You may find it helpful to write particular goals you have into the farm lease. Templates for including conservation practices in farm leases are available from several sources, including some university websites. For example, Iowa State University has examples on the following webpage: https://www.extension.iastate.edu/agdm/wholefarm/html/c2-08.html

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