Saving Tomorrow's Agriculture Resources
Warren Co. is participating in the S.T.A.R. program this year. S.T.A.R. is a FREE Online tool to assist farm operators and landowners in evaluating their nutrient and soil management practices on individual fields. The ultimate objective is to meet the goals of the http://www.nutrientstrategy.iastate.edu/ and keep excess N & P nutrients from reaching the Gulf of Mexico.
The S.T.A.R. evaluation program assigns points to each cropping, tillage, nutrient application, and soil conservation activity on individual fields. Higher point values are assigned to those practices that align best with the NRS. The star rating for a field will be from 1 to 5 stars. The Online S.T.A.R. field form should take less than 10 minutes per field to fill out. One or all of a farms fields can be enrolled for FREE.
You can find the Online form and more info about the S.T.A.R program here: https://cdiowa.org/s-t-a-r/