Building a Culture of Conservation

Field Days & News

January 19, 2022

The Iowa Learning Farms (ILF) conservation webinar taking place Jan. 26 at noon CST will feature Adam Janke, extension wildlife specialist, Iowa State University (ISU), and Kaycie Waters, natural resources program specialist, Iowa State University. Janke is a trained wildlife biologist who is active in regional and national efforts for wildlife conservation and education. He conducts research and education on finding opportunities for strengthening wildlife habitat conservation in working landscapes in Iowa and throughout the Midwest. Waters works to create natural resources education programs for county use, and also assists in the coordination of the Iowa Master Conservationist Program.

January 14, 2022

Have an interest in the environment, conservation, and agriculture, particularly water and soil quality? Applications are open now through Jan. 31 for this summer’s Water Resources Internship Program!

January 12, 2022

Iowa Learning Farms, in partnership with the Iowa Nutrient Research Center, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach and Conservation Learning Group, will present a virtual field day on Thursday, February 3 at 1 p.m. CST. Join us for a live conversation with Dr. Adam Janke, extension wildlife specialist and assistant professor, Iowa State University, and Dr. Mark Licht, extension cropping systems specialist and assistant professor, Iowa State University.

January 11, 2022

Iowa Learning Farms, in partnership with Consortium for Cultivating Human And Naturally reGenerative Enterprises (C-CHANGE), will host a workshop on Tuesday, February 1 from 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. regarding the opportunities and challenges of incorporating perennial vegetation on farms. We welcome farmers and landowners to attend the free event, which includes a complimentary meal and will be held in the Jim and Evelyn Eash Banquet Room on the Washington County Fairgrounds.

January 11, 2022

The Iowa Learning Farms (ILF) conservation webinar taking place Jan. 19 at noon CST will feature Amy Toth, professor, Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Organismal Biology at Iowa State University. Toth is an integrative biologist studying the fundamental and applied aspects of the biology of social insects. Her laboratory investigates aspects of the behavior, genetics, evolution, and ecology of bees and wasps.

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Upcoming Field Days

January 25, 2022 | 5:30-7:30pm
Bioreactor and Saturated Buffer Farmer and Landowner Meeting
In Partnership with Heartland Cooperative, Agriculture Drainage Management Coalition and Indian Creek Soil Health Partnership
Jordans Grove Farm LLC
2818 Jordans Grove Rd
Marion, IA 52302
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February 1, 2022 | 10:00am-12:00pm
Finding Profit in Perennial Vegetation Workshop
In Partnership with Consortium for Cultivating Human And Naturally reGenerative Enterprises (C-CHANGE)
Jim and Evelyn Eash Banquet Room in the lower level of Dallmeyer Hall
Washington County Fairgrounds
611 Hwy 1 South
Washington, Iowa 52353
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February 3, 2022 | 1:00pm CST: Virtual Field Day
Redefining the Field Edge to Improve Profitability, Wildlife Habitat and Water Quality

In partnership with the Iowa Nutrient Research Center, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach and Conservation Learning Group
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ILF Conservation Webinar Series:

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Upcoming Webinars
(Wednesdays at NOON):

1/26: Adam Janke and Kaycie Waters, Iowa State University
2/2: Chris Morris, Iowa State University
2/9: Dana Koplin, USGS
2/16: Mark Licht, Iowa State University
2/23: Andrea Basche, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
3/2: Angie Carter, Michigan Tech University
3/9: Ann Johanns, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach
3/16: Jill Kostel, Wetlands Initiative, Illinois 
3/23: Jennifer Tank, Notre Dame 
3/30: Peter Levi, Drake University 

 

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