Field Days & News

November 4, 2016

The presence of nightcrawlers can serve as one indicator of the overall soil health in Iowa’s agricultural ecosystems. The webinar will discuss ILF’s recent research that analyzes the relationship between earthworm populations, cover crops and overall soil health.

October 31, 2016

Iowa Learning Farms, in partnership with Dry Run Creek Watershed and Practical Farmers of Iowa, will host a cover crop field day Thursday, November 17th. The 12:00-2:00 p.m. field day near Cedar Falls is free and open to the public. It includes a complimentary lunch.

October 26, 2016

Iowa Learning Farms, in partnership with Practical Farmers of Iowa, will host a cover crop grazing field day Tuesday, November 15th. The 12:30-2:30 p.m. field day at Kellie and AJ Blair’s farm, rural Dayton.  The field day is free and open to the public and includes a complimentary lunch.

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.


Upcoming ILF Workshops and Field Days

It’s a wrap for 2016 ILF field days! We would like to thank all of our great hosts, speakers, partners and attendees for helping us put on excellent field days in 2016. Check back soon for 2017 dates and locations!

map of Iowa Learning Farms field day locations for 2016

Keep an eye out this January! We will be mailing a brief survey to all farmers/operators and landowners who attended an ILF-sponsored field day or workshop.

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