Field Days & News

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.

July 18, 2018

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will host a cover crop, water quality and cost share field day on August 8 in Roland. The workshop will be held at the Roland Community Center and run from 5:30-8 p.m. It will allow ISU Extension and Outreach specialists to share research-based information on how cover crops can improve nitrogen management while also increasing the understanding of practices that minimize nitrate-nitrogen loss.

July 17, 2018

Iowa Learning Farms, along with Scott County Soil and Water Conservation District and Iowa Natural Resource Conservation Service, will host a saturated buffer and soil health field day on Tuesday, August 7th from 5:00-7:00 p.m. at the Paustian Family Farm, rural Walcott. The event is free and open to the whole family and includes a complimentary meal.

July 16, 2018

Iowa Learning Farms (ILF), a hands-on education and outreach program providing farmers throughout Iowa with information and best practices in soil, water, and nutrient management solutions, has launched its latest traveling educational trailer. The Conservation Station On the Edge features saturated buffer and bioreactor models to demonstrate how these edge of field practices are installed and how the natural nitrate removal process works.

July 5, 2018

Iowa Learning Farms will host a webinar discussing the economic benefits of nitrogen reductions in Iowa through the exploration of the costs of high nitrates and how meeting the Iowa Nutrient Reduction Strategy goals will be beneficial for all Iowans on Wednesday, July 18 at 12:00 p.m.

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Upcoming Field Days

August 7, Saturated Buffer Field Day
5:00-7:00pm
Paustian Farms
22480 70th Ave
Walcott, Iowa
Scott County
In Partnership with Scott County NRCS
Press Release
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August 8, Cover Crop Field Day
5:30-7:30pm
Roland Community Center
208 Main Street
Roland, Iowa
Story County
In Partnership with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach and Practical Farmers of Iowa
Press Release
Flyer

August 9, Edge of Field Conservation Field Day
9:00-11:30am
1900 160th St.
Spirit Lake, Iowa

West of Okoboji View Golf Course
Dickinson County
In Partnership with Dickinson County Clean Water Alliance
Press Release
Flyer

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

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

September 5, Dordt College Field Day
Sioux County
In Partnership with Dordt College

September 13, Edge of Field Conservation Practice Field Day
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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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