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Owner / Operator, Century Farms, Iowa

Tim Smith farms 800 acres near Eagle Grove in north central Iowa. Tim has been involved in farming the family Century Farm since his early twenties. The crops grown are evenly split between corn and soybeans. 35 acres of the farm is enrolled in the federal Conservation Reserve Program.

In 2011 Tim became involved with the M.R.B.I. program through the NRCS. 550 acres that are in the Boone River watershed utilize cover crops, strip tillage, Prairie STRIPS, and nutrient management practices along with a woodchip bioreactor to reduce tile water nitrates. Through this involvement Tim began doing nitrogen rate and nitrogen source comparisons. In 2012 Tim received an Iowa Farm Environmental Leader award from the Iowa Department of Natural Resources and in 2014 a Good Steward Recognition from the National Corn Growers Association.

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