Roadman 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
The 400-acre Roadman family farm in Grundy County, Iowa is currently owned by the fourth and fifth generation of Roadmans. Despite nearly 160 years of ownership, the Roadman family has not actively farmed the land since the 1920s. Conservation practices on the farm include tree plantings, a saturated buffer, and conservation tillage. After hearing about prairie strips in a newspaper article, the family decided to implement them on their farm. With the help of their trusted farm manager, the Roadman Farm has since planted approximately 40 acres of prairie strips, both in-field and edge-of-field.
no name, Tallgrass Prairie Center
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.