Building a Culture of Conservation

Field Days & News

January 26, 2022

Iowa Learning Farms, in partnership with Consortium for Cultivating Human And Naturally reGenerative Enterprises (C-CHANGE), will host a workshop on Tuesday, February 15 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 at the Wallace Learning Center near Lewis.

January 25, 2022

The Conservation Learning Group (CLG), a think tank based at Iowa State University (ISU) Extension and Outreach and dedicated to addressing conservation and environmental challenges, has opened nominations for the New Voices in Water Quality in Iowa awards program. The New Voices awards will be conferred on top nominees that have taken up the mantle of water quality improvement in Iowa since 2012.

January 24, 2022

The Iowa Learning Farms (ILF) conservation webinar taking place Feb. 2 at noon CST will feature Chris Morris, graduate research assistant, Iowa State University. Morris spent 15 years as a conservationist with the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) before enrolling in his graduate studies at ISU where his research focuses on factors that influence farmer adoption of conservation practices and how policy, programs, and education to encourage and support farmers to adopt sustainable practices can be best utilized.

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!

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Upcoming Field Days

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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February 15, 2022 | 10:00am-12:00pm
Finding Profit in Perennial Vegetation Workshop
In Partnership with Consortium for Cultivating Human And Naturally reGenerative Enterprises (C-CHANGE)
Wallace Learning Center
Armstrong Memorial Research Farm
53265 Hitchcock Ave
Lewis, IA 51544
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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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