Soybean Conservation Tour


20151020_135153 Curt looks as Prairie StripsOn October 20th,  I was privileged to tour a showcase of the many projects that offer solutions to our nutrient runoff (water quality) problems. Cover Crops, Reduced Tillage, Wetlands, Prairie Strips, Bioreactors, Buffer Strips and Saturated Buffers all show promise in becoming a part of the Iowa Nutrient Reduction Strategy.

Does Giant Miscanthus have a Role in Iowa’s Biofuels Future?


Giant Miscanthus Field - note waterway and plant height of 10-12 feet 8-25-15Does giant miscanthus have a role in the future of Iowa biofuels, our nutrient reduction strategy and improved wildlife habitat? Many think it does. Stay tuned! (see the Des Moines Register article of 8/26/15)

UI ramps up biofuel efforts

Rep. Hanson Presents Flag to Fairfield Senior Center


State Representative Curt Hanson donated an American Flag and an Iowa Flag to the Fairfield Senior Center.  The flag was flown over the Iowa State Capitol honoring National Senior Center Month and was presented to Richard R. Jewell, President of the Fairfield Senior Center Board of Directors.


September is National Senior Center Month across the US. This year’s theme is “Celebrate LIFE at your Senior Center!” Learning: Where you can expand your knowledge. Independence: Live on your terms. Friends: Enjoy life. Energy: Discover health and vitality.