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SILT: Affordable land access for healthy food farmers.

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“We grew up with a land conservation ethic and were taught to leave the land better than we found it. By protecting these farms with SILT’s help, we hope to conserve Iowa’s precious topsoil and water for future generations to produce healthy food. We are also pleased that the SILT easements make the land more affordable for younger farmers.” Beth Henning, Easement Donor

Beth HenningBeth Henning, Easement Donor

“This is for the future. It’s to help protect the watershed. And it’s one way to get back to small farming. We want to help and encourage young farmers to get started. We believe SILT provides a way to make this happen.” Ron and Karlene Humpal, Land Donors

Ron and Karlene Humpal, Land Donors

“We all know there are young farmers who are only held back due to land prices being a nearly impossible hurdle…We don’t want to see decades of work be undone by seeing the land swallowed up by mega corporations, sold to the highest bidder… I couldn’t be happier that someone had the foresight to create such a trust.” Daughter of Land Donors Lyle and Sue Luzum

Steph Hughes , Daughter of Land Donors Lyle and Sue Luzum

“Soils are made up of three different parts. Sands, silts and clays. We all know sands can’t do much on their own. If you garden, you don’t want just clays. What you want is that thing in the middle that binds us all together. That’s SILT.” Paul Johnson, Former Chief of the National Resources Conservation Service, former legislator

SILT Who We Are Advisers Paul JohnsonPaul Johnson, Former Chief of the National Resources Conservation Service, former legislator

“There’s no need to wait to work on the ideas of systemic change. There’s an organization right in Iowa leading the charge: SILT. I do hope you’ll consider joining SILT in their charge to spread the vision of sustainable organic farming in Iowa, which you can do by becoming a member.” Raj Patel, Author and Activist

Raj Patel, Author and Activist

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