Iowa farm couple are SHP Exceptional Educators

John and Joan Maxwell of Cinnamon Ridge Farm are the Soil Health Partnership Exceptional Educator Award winners. Through tours of their farm, at Donahue, Iowa, the Maxwells tell the agriculture story to everyone from local kindergarten students to international visitors. Since the first tour they conducted, hosting their daughter’s pre-school class, they’ve shared how a successful dairy and row crop farm can sustainably feed the growing population while caring for the land.

“Any way we can connect with food and agriculture,” said John Maxwell, “we’re trying to do it.”

Advocates for the Soil Health Partnership, the Maxwells have been featured in print, television and radio news stories.

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