Fund allocations are made to soil and water conservation districts, commissioners set
priorities for their use, and field office staff assure the technical quality of practices built. These practices are subject to maintenance agreements.
State cost share can be used for temporary or permanent practices. For example:
Critical Area Planting
Contour strip cropping
Grade stabilization structures
Pasture and Hay land planting
You can't go wrong.
By investing in soil conservation, you receive the best of both worlds: you improve the productivity of your farm and keep sediment out of the water. The work you do on your farm permanently benefits the quality of life in Iowa.