Building a Culture of Conservation

Field Days & News

August 18, 2022

The Iowa Learning Farms (ILF) conservation webinar taking place Aug. 24 at noon CDT will feature Peter O’Brien, research agronomist with the USDA Agricultural Research Service. O’Brien’s research is focused on evaluation of different strategies to diversify agriculture in the Corn Belt in space and time. His studies aim to quantify the effects of those strategies on crop production, environmental quality and long-term systemwide resilience.cover 

August 8, 2022

The Iowa Learning Farms (ILF) conservation webinar taking place Aug. 17 at noon CDT will feature Jorgen Rose, habitat and policy viability manager at Practical Farmers of Iowa (PFI). Rose is part of the PFI team that works with farmers to connect them with people, networks, education and resources they need to build more resilient farms and communities. In promoting healthy and resilient ecosystems, PFI supports farmers with integrating multi-benefit edge-of-field and habitat conservation practices into their operations to benefit wildlife, water quality, soil health, climate change and the farm's bottom line.

August 2, 2022

Iowa Learning Farms, Marshall County Soil and Water Conservation District, USDA-Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS) and Iowa Land Improvement Contractors Association (LICA), will host a cover crop and soil health field day Thursday, August 25 from 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at the LICA Farm near Melbourne. The free event is open to farmers and landowners and includes a complimentary meal.

August 1, 2022

Iowa Learning Farms and Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will host a field day Wednesday, August 24 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30p.m. at Mark Kenney’s Farm near Nevada. The free event is open to farmers and landowners and includes a complimentary meal.

August 1, 2022

The Iowa Learning Farms (ILF) conservation webinar taking place August 10 at noon CDT will feature Daniel Andersen, associate professor and extension specialist at Iowa State University. Andersen’s research and outreach focus on manure management and water quality efforts which include manure treatment and utilization, nutrient management and planning, field- and farm-scale soil and water quality monitoring, and economic evaluation of alternative agricultural practices.

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Wednesdays at 12pm CT
8/24: Peter O'Brien, USDA Agricultural Research Service
8/31: Billy Beck, Iowa State University
9/7: Emily Waring, PhD and Iowa State University Alumna
9/14: Brian Dougherty, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach
9/21: Trisha Moore, Kansas State University


Upcoming Field Days

August 24, 2022: Redefining the Field Edge Field Day
10:30am-12:30pm
16738 650th Ave
Nevada, IA 50201
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August 25, 2022: Cover Crop and Soil Health Field Day
10:30am-12:30pm
LICA Farm
1723 290th St
Melbourne, IA 50162
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September 7, 2022: Perennial Vegetation and Carbon Economy Field Day
5:30-8:00pm
Dordt University Agriculture Stewardship Center
3648 US 75 ave
Sioux Center, IA 51250
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