Field Days & News

August 3, 2018

Iowa Learning Farms will host a webinar will explore the decomposition of tea as a low-cost, scientifically-robust soil health indicator on Wednesday, August 15 at 12:00 p.m.

July 31, 2018

Iowa Learning Farms, in partnership with Poweshiek County Soil and Water Conservation District, Iowa Soybean Association, Poweshiek County Farm Bureau and Iowa Corn, will host a bioreactor field day on Thursday, August 23rd from 5:30-7:30pm at Roger and Louise Van Ersvelde’s farm, rural Brooklyn. The event is free and open to the whole family and includes a complimentary meal.

July 30, 2018

Iowa Learning Farms, in partnership with Polk County Soil and Water Conservation District and Iowa Corn, will host a wetland and saturated buffer field day on Wednesday, August 22nd from 5:30-7:30pm at Tim Minton farm, rural Dallas Center. The event is free and open to the whole family and includes a complimentary meal.

July 25, 2018

Water Rocks!, a unique, award-winning, statewide water education program, and Iowa Learning Farms (ILF), a hands-on education and outreach program for farmers throughout Iowa, announced that Jacqueline Comito, director of both programs, has been selected to deliver the prestigious Pritchard Lecture at the 73rd International Annual Conference of the Soil and Water Conservation Society. Taking place July 29 through August 1, 2018 in Albuquerque, New Mexico, the event is the premier gathering of conservation experts and advocates of building a better planet for the benefit of society.

July 20, 2018

Iowa Learning Farms, in partnership with the Prairie Lakes Conference and Dickinson County Soil and Water Conservation District, will host a wetland, saturated buffer and bioreactor field day on Thursday, August 9th from 9:00-11:30 near the Okoboji View Golf Course, near Spirit Lake. The event is free and open to the whole family and includes a complimentary meal.

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Monthly Webinar Series

August 15 at 12:00 PM

Speaker: Marshall McDaniel, Assistant Professor, ISU Department of Agronomy
Topic: Decomposition of Tea as a Low-Cost, Scientifically-Robust Soil Health Indicator
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Upcoming Field Days

August 22, Edge of Field Conservation Field Day
5:30-7:30
29595 240th St.
Dallas Center, Iowa
**Use the far east driveway
Polk County
In Partnership with Polk County Soil and Water Conservation District and Iowa Corn
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August 23, Bioreactor Field Day
5:30-7:30pm
3864 200th St
Brooklyn, Iowa
Poweshiek County
In Partnership with Little Bear Creek Watershed Improvement Project and Poweshiek County Soil and Water Conservation District
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September 5, Dordt College Field Day
5:30PM
Agriculture Stewardship Center
3648 US 75
Sioux Center
Sioux County
In Partnership with Dordt College
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September 13, Edge of Field Conservation Practice Field Day
TBA
Land Improvement Contractors Association (LICA) Farm
1741 290th St
Melbourne, IA
Marshall County
In Partnership with Iowa Agriculture Water Alliance, LICA

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