Field Days & News

July 18, 2019

Iowa Learning Farms, in partnership with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, and Iowa State University Research and Demonstration Farms, will host a conservation practice showcase field day on Thursday, August 8th from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at the Iowa State University Uthe Farm near Madrid. The event is free, open to the whole family and includes a complimentary meal.

July 10, 2019

Iowa Learning Farms, in partnership with Iowa Corn and Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, will host a bioreactor field day on Wednesday, July 31st from 5:30-7:30pm at Bob Floss’ farm, rural Baxter. The event is free and open to the whole family and includes a complimentary meal.

July 8, 2019

Iowa Learning Farms announced that Michelle Young, director Sustainable Farms at Australian National University (ANU) in Canberra, will be in Iowa during July to study the award-winning ILF programs. Leading the development of the first extension program for sustainable farming at ANU, she has crossed the globe seeking best practices and programs to aid in maximizing the growth of the program in its early years.

June 27, 2019

Iowa Learning Farms will host a webinar on Wednesday, July 17 at 12:00 p.m. about the progress towards Iowa’s water quality goals.

June 19, 2019

Iowa Learning Farms, in partnership with Soil Health Partnership, Iowa Corn, Iowa Soybean Association, Adams County Farm Bureau and Practical Farmers of Iowa, will host a cover crops, grazing cover crops and soil health field day Tuesday, July 9th from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Ray and Elaine Gaesser’s Farm near Corning. The event is free, open to the whole family and includes a complimentary meal sponsored in part by the National Wildlife Federation Cover Crop Champions Program.

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Upcoming Field Days

July 31, Bioreactor Field Day
5:30-7:30pm
Bob Floss Farm
7378 N 66th Ave W
Baxter, IA
Jasper County
Partners: Iowa Corn, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach
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August 8, Bioreactor, Saturated Buffer and Oxbow Field Day
6:00-8:00pm
Uthe Farm
2122 290th St
Madrid, IA
Boone County
Partners: Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, ISU Research and Demonstration Farms and USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service
Press Release
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August 14, Cover Crop Field Day
5:30-7:30pm
Marion Airport
1690 Marion Airport Rd
Marion, IA 52302
Linn County
Partners: Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, Indian Creek Soil Health Partnership Project

August 22, Cover Crop and Leasing Field Day
5:00-7:00pm
Ken Fawcett Farm
459 290th St
West Branch, IA 52358
Cedar County
Partners: Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service, National Wildlife Federation

August 27, Cover Crop Field Day
TBD
Cooperative Farmers Elevator
302 Seefield St
Alvord, IA 51230
Lyon County
Partners: Iowa State University Extension and Outreach

August 29, Bioreactor and Monarch Habitat Field Day
5:30-7:30
Rob Stout Farm
2449 Hemlock Ave
Washington, IA 52353
Washington County
Partners: Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, Iowa Monarch Consortium, USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service, National Wildlife Federation

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