water issues - best practices to reduce uncertainty

Nitrogen, water quality, water quantity and yield are intertwined on every acre – in the field and in our homes. Best management practices and conservation choices impact each area and help smooth out the uncertainties of farming, with every choice ultimately influencing the bottom line.

Finding What Works

Extension experts work with producers to determine which conservation practices may perform best on their ground – then find programs and resources to help implement them. These practices include cover crops, monitoring crop water use, no till, split fertilizer applications, technologies for improved management and more.

At the end of the day, understanding the economics of these practices, and how they also help maintain a high quality and plentiful water supply, help reduce some of the uncertainty farmers face every year.

Team Members

Katie Pekarek

Katie Pekarek
Extension Educator

Chuck Burr

Chuck Burr
Extension Educator

Daran Rudnick

Daran Rudnick
Extension Specialist

Crystal Powers

Crystal Powers
Communications Specialist

Javed Iqbal

Javed Iqbal
Extension Specialist

Jeremy Milander

Jeremy Milander
Extension Educator

Steven Melvin

Steven Melvin
Extension Educator

Amy Timmerman

Amy Timmerman
Extension Educator

Troy Gilmore

Troy Gilmore
Extension Educator

Aaron Nygren

Aaron Nygren
Extension Educator

Derek Heeren

Derek Heeren
Associate Professor

Troy Ingram

Troy Ingram
Extension Educator

Megan Taylor

Megan Taylor
Extension Educator