Diversifying farms and restoring wildlife habitat in Iowa 

In Iowa, the western prairie landscape meets the wooded bluffs of the Mississippi River and its tributaries. Farmers have plowed much of the prairie to grow corn and soybeans, and Savanna Institute’s technical service provider in Iowa helps farmers add trees as windbreaks and along stream edges to diversify the landscape. For beginning farmers, Iowa is a hub for apprenticeship opportunities to learn on-farm agroforestry skills with mentors. 

Red Fern Farm Chickens in a field with Kathy Dice in the distance.

Services We Offer in Iowa

Apprenticeship Mentor Farms

Looking for on-farm learning opportunities? Each season, the Savanna Institute pairs apprentices with mentor farms in Iowa that offer on-farm apprenticeship opportunities in silvopasture and perennial farm management.

Partner Farms

Techinical Service Program

One-On-One Support for Farm Planning

Technical Service Program

Get help planning your perennial farm system. Our Technical Service Program is here to guide you through the process of planning, funding, and planting trees on your farm.

Meet Our Iowa Staff

Thank You Iowa Partners