Multi-Cropping Field Days
In July of 2021, ICC donated a Sponsorship Grant of $500 to NEIA RC&D to help fund Multi-cropping Field Days at FLOLO Farm near West Union, IA. This three day program provided presentations to over 100 local producers focusing on what sustainable, regenerative agriculture is doing for soil health, water quality, and the environment. Planting diverse crop types and reducing disturbance has benefited the ecosystems of a coldwater tributary of Otter Creek, which flows through FLOLO Farm. A stream survey by the IA DNR, which was conducted during the field days, showed the presence of wild brown trout.
On July 18, 2022, ICC awarded a Sponsorship Grant to NEIA RC&D to assist with funding a Farm to Table Day at FLOLO Farm, which was another educational, outreach program in conjunction with a week long program for local producers demonstrating how farming, food and water quality can work perfectly together.