Examples of Key Partners
Primary Partners are the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship - Division of Soil Conservation, and the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service.
Other participants in this program are the Iowa farmers we work with, including 200+ conducting replicated strip trials, another 150 or so who participated in watershed programming through guided stalk sampling, and about 100 who are undergoing a management evaluation through CEMSA.
With initial funding from Iowa farmers through their soybean checkoff, additional matching funds and in-kind support have been provided by the following:
Iowa Independent Crop Consultants
Iowa Soil and Water Conservation Districts
Texas Institute for Applied Environmental Research
The Nature Conservancy
USDA Agricultural Research Service - National Soil Tilth Laboratory
Des Moines Water Works
Altria - Shared SolutionsSM Agricultural Initiative of the Altria family of companies