Field Days & News

October 18, 2016

Led by Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship and CleanWaterIowa, we are joining the celebration of Cover Crop Week.Share your photos and experiences with cover crops with #FarmersCoverIowa!

October 7, 2016

Dr. Matt Helmers will explore some of the misconceptions about drainage and water quality and will touch on drainage practices that you might hear about more in the future such as drainage water recycling.

September 28, 2016

Water Rocks!, Iowa State University’s youth water education program, received an Iowa Environmental Excellence Award for Environmental Education this fall at the State Capitol in Des Moines.

September 16, 2016

We are not aware of any situations of cover crop seed used in Iowa being a source of Palmer amaranth, and have not heard of this situation in other Midwest states. 

September 8, 2016

As fall cover crops go into the ground, many farmers have questions. Dr. Mike Castellano will share his research on how cover crops can best be managed to maximize benefits during the Iowa Learning Farms’ monthly webinar on Wednesday, September 21 at 1 p.m.


ILF Webinar

Next Webinar: Wednesday, October 19 1:00 p.m.
Dr. Matt Helmers
Iowa State University Department of Agriculture and Biosystems Engineering

Topic: Drainage and Water Quality: Common Questions and Misconceptions 

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Fall Field Day Guide

November 8, Cover Crop Field Day
10:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Heartland Acres Event Center
2600 Swan Lake Blvd.
Independence, IA
Buchanan County
Co-Sponsored by: Practical Farmers of Iowa, Buchanan County Conservation Board and ISU Extension and Outreach

November 10, Grazing Cover Crop Field Day
10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
Start at Wesley Degner Farm, 10:00-11:45 a.m.
2507 Yankee Ave.
Lytton, IA

Lunch and program at Ben Albrights Farm, 12:00-2:00 p.m.
Ben Albright, Host
1595 230th St
Lytton, IA 
Sac County
Co-Sponsored by: Practical Farmers of Iowa

November 15, Grazing Cover Crop Field Day
12:30-2:30 p.m.
Kellie and AJ Blair Farm
3531 Paragon Ave
Dayton, IA
Webster County
Co-Sponsored by: Practical Farmers of Iowa

November 16,  Cover Crop Field Day
10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
Bradford House
2733 Cheyenne Ave
Nashua, IA
Chickasaw County
Co-Sponsored by: Practical Farmers of Iowa and Chickasaw County Extension and Outreach

November 17, Cover Crop Field Day
12:00-2:00 p.m.
Barn Happy
11310 University Ave
Cedar Falls, IA
Black Hawk County
Co-Sponsored by: Dry Run Creek Watershed Project, Practical Farmers of Iowa

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