DES MOINES - The DNR is hosting meetings throughout the state to answer landowners' questions about the general Conservation Reserve Program, or CRP.
Biologists from the DNR and Pheasants Forever will provide information on the CRP bidding process, updated rental rates, environmental and financial benefits of CRP, and mid-contract management. Biologists can help with strategic planning to increase overall yields while getting the trouble spots out of the field, and selecting the planting mix that will help reach the landowner's goals.
Two meetings are designed to meet the needs of women landowners, focusing more on grassland management with CRP as one option. These meetings will be held April 1 in Chariton and April 5 in Cherokee.
Check the DNR website at http://www.iowadnr.gov/crp.html for meeting times and locations. Or call the DNR main phone at 515-281-5918 for the meeting closest to your location.