STRIPS Farmer Liaison presents on "Spreading Prairie to Iowa Farms" in this recent Iowa Learning Farms webinar. Tim is the best person on the team to ask questions of when it comes to on-farm implementation of prairie strips.
Thinking about prairie strips for your farm? Contact farmer liaison Tim Youngquist.
Tim is the best person on the team to ask questions of when it comes to on-farm implementation of prairie strips. He has practical knowledge of farming, having grown up on his family's century farm in Sac County, Iowa. He also has practical experience at prairie restoration and holds two degrees in design. Tim now has 20+ on-farm implementations of prairie strips under his belt.
The STRIPS team has designed an infographic and one page description of STRIPS benefits for soil, water quality, and biodiversity.
You can download the one-pager here: STRIPS Benefits Infographic.pdf (169 KB).
(March, 2014) Scientist Lisa Schulte Moore published an article about the benefits of STRIPS in the spring edition of the Missouri Prairie Journal. Read more here!
Prairie strips is a farmland conservation practice that have been shown to yield disproportionate benefits for soil, water, and biodiversity when integrated into corn and soy fields. Explore this page to learn more about the design and benefits of STRIPS.
Have questions about prairie strips? Visit our new Frequently Asked Questions webpage.
Have questions about the potential for prairie strips on your land? Check out our frequently asked questions (FAQs) brochure: 2015-05-prairie-strips-my-land-frequently-asked-questions.pdf. (1.2 MB)
Will prairie strips help increase my crop yield?
To date, we’ve seen no effects of prairie strips on yields in adjacent cropped areas. Of course, converting cropland to prairie strips will reduce the amount of land that is cropped. Payments for prairie strips from federal conservation programs and other sources can help offset this cost.