Field Days & News

November 14, 2018

The results of a five-year study conducted by the Iowa Learning Farms, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach and Practical Farmers of Iowa, reinforced that cover crops added to a corn-soybean rotation have no negative effect on yield and result in statistically significant reductions in nitrate concentration in subsurface water. The details of the study are included in an infographic available for download at www.iowalearningfarms.org/content/cover-crop-research.

November 9, 2018

Iowa Learning Farms, along with the Clayton County Soil and Water Conservation District, will host a cover crop field day on Thursday, November 29th from 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. at the Luana Savings Bank. The event is free, open to the whole family and includes a complimentary meal.

November 6, 2018

Iowa Learning Farms, along with the Lower Skunk Water Quality and Soil Health Initiative and Henry County Soil and Water Conservation District, will host a cover crops and saturated buffer field day on Wednesday, November 28th from 12:00-2:00 p.m. at the Hillsboro Community Center. The event is free, open to the whole family and includes a complimentary meal.

November 6, 2018

Iowa Learning Farms, along with Iowa Seed Corn Cover Crop Initiative, Iowa Corn, and USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service, will host a cover crop and conservation tillage field day on Tuesday, November 27th from 12:00-2:00 p.m. at the Kossuth County Museum in Algona. The event is free, open to the whole family and includes a complimentary meal.

October 31, 2018

Iowa Learning Farms will host a webinar discussing the innovative Conservation Learning Lab project that is key to understanding impacts of in-field conservation practices beyond the research plot scale on Wednesday, November 14 at 12:00 p.m.

The webinar is a remote training opportunity for all stakeholders, including watershed coordinators, who are working on watershed improvement projects and implementation of the Iowa Nutrient Reduction Strategy.

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December 12 at 12:00 PM

Speaker: Mark Licht, ISU assistant professor of Agronomy and Extension cropping systems specialist
Topic: #NoTillb4Beans and #CoverYourBeans: Highlighting field performance improvements and nutrient reduction strategy gains
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Upcoming Field Days

Tuesday, November 20
10:30am-12:30pm

Cover Crops and Grazing Cover Crops Field Day
Don and Bill Swanson Farm
6077 100th St.
Ottumwa, IA 52501
RSVP: ilf@iastate.edu or 515-294-5429
Partners: Cedar Creek Partnership Project, Wapello County Soil and Water Conservation District
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Tuesday, November 27
12:00-2:00pm

Cover Crop Field Day
Kossuth County Museum
800 East Fair Street
Algona, IA 50511
Registration from 11am-12pm, Museum tours available
RSVP: ilf@iastate.edu or 515-294-5429
Partners: Iowa Seed Corn Initiative, Iowa Corn, NRCS
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Wednesday, November 28
12:00-2:00pm
Cover Crops and Edge of Field Practice Field Day
Hillsboro Community Center
105 E. Commercial St
Hillsboro, IA 52630
RSVP: ilf@iastate.edu or 515-294-5429
Partners: Lower Skunk River Water Quality & Soil Initiative, Henry County Soil and Water Conservation District
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Thursday, November 29
10:00am-12:00pm

Cover Crop Field Day
Luana Savings Bank
100 Harvest Dr
Luana, IA 52156
RSVP: ilf@iastate.edu or 515-294-5429
Partners: Clayton County Soil and Water Conservation District
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