Field Days & News

May 22, 2019

Iowa Learning Farms, in partnership with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, will host a native perennial plantings workshop on Thursday, June 13 from 5:30-7:30pm at Smeltzer Farm, rural Otho. The event is free and open to the whole family and includes a complimentary meal.

May 21, 2019

Iowa Learning Farms, in partnership with Iowa Land Improvement Contractors Association (LICA), Iowa Agriculture Water Alliance (IAWA), Natural Resources Conservation Service, Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship (IDALS) and Iowa Corn, will host a bioreactor installation field day on Tuesday, June 11 from 5:30-7:30pm at Olie Leimer’s farm, rural Albert City. The event is free and open to the whole family and includes a complimentary meal.

April 30, 2019

Iowa Learning Farms will host a webinar on Wednesday, May 15 at 12:00 p.m. about cover crops and their impacts on water quality and crop yields.

April 24, 2019

Iowa Learning Farms launched its Emerging Farmer series of resources and guides aimed at supporting new and prospective farmers in developing sustainable business plans for their operations. The program includes sustainable business templates and the Talking with Your Landlord series of informational publications.

April 5, 2019

Iowa Learning Farms will host a webinar on Wednesday, April 17 at 12:00 p.m. about the importance of soil quality for agricultural production.

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Upcoming Field Days

June 11, Bioreactor Field Day
5:30-7:30pm
Hosted by Olie Leimer
1598 Highway 3
Albert City, IA 
Buena Vista County
Partners: Land Improvement Contractors Association, Iowa Agriculture Water Alliance, Natural Resources Conservation Service, Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship, and Iowa Corn
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June 13, Native Perennial Planting Workshop
5:30-7:30pm
Smeltzer Farm
2610 Nelson Ave
Otho, IA
Webster County
Partner: Iowa State University Extension and Outreach
Press Release
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June 18, Native Perennial Planting Workshop
5:30-7:30pm
Spirit Lake Community Center
1602 15th St
Spirit Lake, IA
Dickinson County
Partner: Iowa State University Extension and Outreach

July 9, Native Perennial Planting Workshop
10:00am-12:00pm
Whiterock Conservancy Burr Oak Visitor's Center
1436 IA-141
Coon Rapids, IA
Guthrie County
Partner: Iowa State University Extension and Outreach

July 9, Cover Crop and Soil Health Field Day
TBD
Ray Gaesser Farm
Corning, IA
Adams County

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