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One Good Idea is a multimedia clearinghouse where farmers can learn from other farmers about how to be successful and profitable with soil health and other stewardship practices.

Because, sometimes, all you need to start or succeed is that one good idea.

Ideas for the Season

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Virtual Event Recording

Improve Water Quality and Reduce Water Use with Surge Irrigation

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Looking at No-Till vs Conventional after a rain, and cover crops.

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Cover Crops Water Infiltration

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A multimedia clearinghouse for ideas about soil and water stewardship that are by farmers, for farmers, and backed by evidence.

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We are a collaboration of university Extension specialists and farmers across the U.S. Midwest and Mid-South.

What do you mean by evidence?

To us, evidence is both research and farmers’ real-life experiences, and we work to ensure you get ideas you can trust.