High school sophomores and juniors in Iowa may well have high tech conservation tools in their hands before their parents get the chance to use them on the farm. The online computer tools are part of a new conservation curriculum being offered to all ag education teachers in Iowa.
“Until now, students have been using data that wasn’t really specific, and estimating soil loss with formulas by hand,” said Tom Paulsen, Ph.D., assistant professor in the Department of Agricultural Education and Studies at Iowa State University. “We didn’t have a high quality curriculum that used cutting edge science for precision conservation. But we do now; the teachers who have looked at this are excited.”
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