Field Days & News

February 8, 2018

Join Dr. Alison Robertson, Professor in the Department of Plant Pathology and Microbiology and Extension Field Crops Pathologist at Iowa State University, on February 21 at 1:00 p.m. Dr. Robertson will discuss best management practices that can help farmers avoid reduced yield impact and disease risks when using cover crops.

February 7, 2018

Iowa Learning Farms will host an emerging farmer workshop on Tuesday, March 6th from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Elings Hall at Iowa State University. The event is free and includes a complimentary meal.

January 30, 2018

Iowa Learning Farms, along with Franklin County Extension and Outreach, will host an emerging farmer no-tillage workshop on Tuesday, February 20th from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at the United Methodist Church in Hampton. The event is free and includes a complimentary meal.

January 10, 2018

Cereal rye cover crops added to a corn-soybean rotation have little to no negative effect on yield, and actually increased soybean yields in eight site-years and corn yield in two-sites years, according to a nine-year study conducted by the Iowa Learning Farms (ILF) and Practical Farmers of Iowa (PFI).

January 3, 2018

Rob Davis, Conservation Land Manager with Whiterock Conservancy, will discuss pasture conservation and grazing for soil, livestock and wildlife benefits during the Iowa Learning Farms webinar on Wednesday, January 17 at 12:00 noon.


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Next webinar: February 21 at 1:00 PM

Speaker: Dr. Alison Robertson, Professor and Extension Field Crops Pathologist, Iowa State University  

Topic: Who Knew? Cover Crops, Corn and Water Molds 
A Discussion About Cover Crops and Common Diseases

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Upcoming Field Days

February 20, Emerging Farmer No-Till Workshop
6-8 pm

Hampton United Methodist Church - Fellowship Hall
100 Central Ave E
Hampton, IA 50441
Franklin County
In partnership with Franklin County Extension and Outreach
Press Release

March 6, Emerging Farmer Workshop
6-8 pm
1306 Elings Hall
Iowa State University
Ames, IA 50011
Story County
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March 15, Emerging Farmer Soil Health and Grazing Workshop
6-8 pm

Creston Pizza Ranch - Corner Corral
520 Livingston Avenue
Creston, IA 50801
Union County

March 28, Women Landowner Cover Crop Field Day
Union County
In partnership with Union County Soil and Water Conservation District

March 29, Cover Crop Field Day

Hosted by Brian Meyer
3061 230th St
Readlyn, IA 50668
In partnership with Bremer County Extension and Outreach

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