Field Days & News

May 15, 2018

Iowa Learning Farms, along with Marshall County Farm Bureau, will host a cover crop and conservation leases workshop for women landowners on Thursday, June 7 from 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at the Fisher Community Center in Marshalltown. Women and men are encouraged to attend this free event that is open to the public and includes a complimentary meal.

May 3, 2018

Join Charles Brown on May 16 at 12:00 p.m. Brown will discuss best practices for adding cover crops to a farm lease arrangement, including who pays for the practice, how the agreement should be documented and long-term benefits to consider. 

April 5, 2018

The Emerging Farmers Forum August 1-2, 2018 will include tours of Pinhook Farm, owned and operated by innovative + entrepreneurial farmer Seth Watkins, hands-on activities, and thought-provoking discussions on conservation practices, business + financial planning, marketing, diversification, ways to facilitate crucial conversations with parents and family as you transition into the farming operation, and more!

April 4, 2018

Join Dan Jaynes on April 18 at 12:00 p.m. Jaynes will share research results from several saturated buffers and will cover some recent changes in the practice standard. 

April 3, 2018

Iowa Learning Farms will host an emerging farmer workshop on Tuesday, April 24th from 6:00-8:00 p.m. in the NW Commons Dining Hall at Dordt College. The event is free and includes a complimentary meal.


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June 20 at 12:00 PM

Speaker: Sara Berges
Topic: Leaving a Conservation Legacy: How to Include Conservation in a Farm Lease and Document Your Conservation Goals
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Upcoming Field Days

June 7, Women Landowners Cover Crop Workshop
Fisher Community Center, Room B
709 S. Center St
Marshalltown, IA
In Partnership with Marshall County Farm Bureau
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July 17, Bioreactor Field Day
ISU Field Extension Education Laboratory (FEEL) Farm
1928 240th St
Boone, IA
In Partnership with Prairie Rivers of Iowa
Boone County

August 7, Saturated Buffer Field Day
Scott County

August 9, Edge of Field Conservation Field Day
Dickinson County

September 5, Dordt College Field Day
Sioux County

September 13, Edge of Field Conservation Practice Field Day
Land Improvement Contractors Association (LICA) Farm
1741 290th St
Melbourne, IA
In Partnership with Iowa Agriculture Water Alliance, LICA

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