Integrating Livestock into Cropping Systems

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Joe Sellers


H. Joe Sellers is an ISU Extension beef specialist working in Lucas County where he also is co-owner and partner in a farm operation. Since 1987 he’s advised extension clients on grazing and beef and sheep management in southern Iowa. He led the Chariton Valley Beef value-added beef initiative and several other custom grazing and forage demonstration projects supported by the Leopold Center. His contributions have been recognized by county, state and national organizations. He served on the board of directors of the Iowa Forage and Grasslands Council and the South Central Iowa Area Partnership. He has degrees in animal science and agricultural education and studies from Iowa State University.

Current project funded by the Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture:

Sustainably growing Iowa’s beef herds: Evaluating systems that provide economic opportunities while protecting soil and water resources

Jodi and Duane Steenhoek

Duane, Jodi, Sawyer, Sydney and Blair Steenhoek.
Photos courtesy of the Steenhoek family.

Duane and Jodi run a diversified farming operation in northern Lucas County Iowa, raising cattle, hogs, hay, corn and soybeans. Both are Iowa State University graduates. They have three children in high school and college.


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