The Lockie Family 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
The Lockie Family Farm is located in Bremer County, Iowa. The least productive portion of the farm ground, a hill with poor soil and where they’ve found fossils from the Devonian Period, wasn’t suitable to build a house on, either. Instead, they decided to pursue enrolling this ground into the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP), primarily to create habitat for pollinators and other animals.
no name, Tallgrass Prairie Center, University of Northern Iowa
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.