Luze Farm Case Study

Project Type: Research and Education
Funds awarded in 2019: $199,547.00
Projected End Date: 01/31/2024
Grant Recipient: Tallgrass Prairie Center
Region: North Central
State: Iowa
Project Coordinator:
Dr. Laura Jackson
Tallgrass Prairie Center, University of Northern Iowa
Randy Luze and his daughter, Mollie Aronowitz, share a goal: Seeing the use of reliable, cost-effective conservation practices scaled up across Iowa’s agricultural landscape. Both are certified land managers with the People’s Company, and in that role have seen farmland management values evolve. As landowners themselves, they understand the importance of experience working with the practices they recommend to their clients. Partnering with UNI’s Tallgrass Prairie Center (TPC), Randy installed 10 acres of prairie strips in 2015. Together, they planted seven prairie strips in an 80-acre, conventional corn/bean field on the Luze farm.
no name, Tallgrass Prairie Center, University of Northern Iowa
Target audiences:
Farmers/Ranchers; Educators
Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the U.S. Department of Agriculture or SARE.