• Labor of Love

    MAR. 28, 2018

    Dave Neff grew up in Cleveland, where he enjoyed exploring the city's string of linear parks, The Emerald Necklace. Dave and his wife, Sheri, hope their wetland on the eastern edge of Fairfield will help create fond memories for future generations.

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  • All in the Family

    MAR. 14, 2018

    Bobby Jewell wanted to keep his farm in the family. It was with conservation and the longevity of their family's farm operation in mind that the Jewells donated an agricultural land easement on 696 acres in Winneshiek County.

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  • Liquid Assets

    FEB. 7, 2018

    John Aschenbrenner bought 212 acres just outside of Osceola in Clarke County in part to diversify his investment portfolio. After an interesting turn of events, it became an opportunity to invest in much more.

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  • Following Nature's Lead

    JAN. 25, 2018

    Here in Iowa, landowners often associate prescribed fire with the arrival of spring when weather conditions tend to be favorable. But every so often, late fall – and even winter – offer an opportunity to get fire on the ground and increase diversity on the landscape.

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  • Looking out for Okoboji

    JAN. 17, 2018

    Everyone needs a place to go where they feel restored. For Ann Anderson, that place is Green Pastures.

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