Sloan 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
Dick Sloan owns and operates a 520-acre farm in Buchanan County, Iowa. To him, "highly productive farms now, and in the future, are
built around systems which protect native species… Farming is so much more than maximizing today’s production of corn and soybeans.” One way he has incorporated that mode of thought into his operation is through prairie strips. As an early adopter of the practice, he has long-term experience working with prairie on his 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.