Field Days & News

May 22, 2017

Iowa Learning Farms will host a monarch butterfly and wetland field day Wednesday, June 14th. The 10:30a.m.-12:30 p.m. field day will be held at a CREP wetland near Story City.  The field day is free and open to the public and includes a complimentary meal. 

May 22, 2017

Iowa Learning Farms will host a cover crop and soil health field day Tuesday, June 13th. The 5:00-7:00 p.m. field day will be held at Larry Haren’s farm, rural Webster City.  The field day is free and open to the public and includes a complimentary meal.

May 18, 2017

Fred Abels is hosting a cover crop and strip-tillage field day on Thursday, June 8, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., in Holland. It will start with dinner, provided by PT Grillers in Morrison, in the shelter at the Holland City Park (located near the intersection of 4th Avenue N and Main Street).

March 23, 2017

Iowa Learning Farms, along with the Rapid Creek Watershed Project, will host a filter strips and soil health workshop on Thursday, April 13, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Morse Community Club near Iowa City.  The event is free and open to the public and includes a complementary meal.

March 7, 2017

Iowa Learning Farms, in partnership with Union Count Natural Resources Conservation Service, will host a cover crop field day Wednesday, March 29th. The 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. field day at Nick and Andrea Lacina’s farm, rural Afton.  The field day is free and open to the public and includes a complimentary lunch.

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Upcoming Field Days

June 8: Strip-Till and Cover Crops Field Day
5:30-7:30pm

Hosted by Fred Abels
Holland City Park
4th Ave N and Main St
Grundy County
In Partnership with Practical Farmers of Iowa
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June 13: Cover Crop and Soil Health Field Day
5:00-7:00pm

Hosted by Larry Haren
1387 Kendall Young Rd
Webster City, IA
Hamilton County
In Partnership with Prairie Rivers of Iowa
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June 14: Monarch Field Day
10:30am-12:30pm

Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program Site
590th Ave (0.6 miles north of 170th St/E23)
Story City, IA 50248
Story County
In Partnership with Iowa State University, Iowa Monarch Conservation Consortium, National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship and Pathfinders RC&D
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July 12: Cover Crop and Soil Health Field Day
10:00am-12:00pm

John and Joan Maxwell
Cinnamon Ridge Farms
10600 275th St. 
Donahue, Iowa 52746
Scott County
In Partnership with Scott County NRCS and Soil Health Partnership

August 1: Saturated Buffer and Cover Crop Field Day
6:00-8:30pm

Hosted By Lee Tesdell
300 NW 158th Ave
Slater, IA
Polk County

August 3: Pasture Tour Field Day
5:00-8:00pm

Hosted by Kurt Rowan and Paul Ackley
Begin at 1776 322nd St
Bedford, IA
Taylor County
In Partnership with Taylor County Water Quality Initiative Project

August 9: Cover Crop and Soil Health Field Day
5:00-7:00pm

Hosted by John Boettcher
1/4 mile SE of 130th St and 215th Ave
Spirit Lake, IA
Dickinson County
In Partnership with Clean Water Alliance

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