Upstream Heroes

Upstream Heroes

The Conservation Technology Information Center (CTIC) honors America's agricultural producers who efficiently manage their nutrients as part of a comprehensive conservation system. They are truly Upstream Heroes. These farmers enjoy benefits to their bottom line while protecting water quality. In the Mississippi River Basin, CTIC, with support from the US Environmental Protection Agency, facilitates three public-private partnerships working to further nutrient efficiency, therefore reducing the size of the Gulf of Mexico hypoxic zone.

View final report: Building Innovative Industry-Producer Partnerships to Reduce Hypoxia in the Gulf of Mexico

The March 21 broadcast of AgDay featured Upstream Heroes and Larry Bonnell, click here to view. 

Upstream Heroes

New Upstream Heroes profiles in Farm Journal January issues.
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Watch a video of Upstream Hero Larry Bonnell


More Corn, Less N

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Watch a video of Upstream Heroes Jeff and Doug Martin.

Stewardship Pays Off

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Watch a video of Upstream Hero Gibb Steele.


Read the March 2010 story and see what heroes can do.

Nominate an Upstream Hero today. Click here.

Southern Minnesota

With funding from the EPA Gulf of Mexico program, CTIC facilitated creation of diverse group of public and...More

Partners continue to reach out to the farming community with messages that nutrient management is good for...More

The Upper Wabash River Basin includes two Ohio counties and twelve in Indiana. Partners have   ...More