Field Days & News

July 20, 2017

Iowa Learning Farms, in partnership with Clean Water Alliance and Dickinson County Soil and Water Conservation District, will host a soil health and cover crop field day near Spirit Lake on Wednesday, August 9. The 5:00-7:00 p.m. event hosted by John and Kristy Boettcher is free and open to the public. It will begin with a complimentary dinner.

July 13, 2017

Ames, Iowa—Iowa Learning Farms, in partnership with Taylor County Soil and Water Conservation District, will hold a two stop pasture walk field day on Thursday, August 3rd. The 5:00-8:00 p.m. field day is hosted by Kurt Rowan and Paul Ackley, rural Bedford.  The field day is free and open to the public and includes a complimentary meal.

July 11, 2017

Iowa Learning Farms will host a cover crop, saturated buffer, soil health and more field day Tuesday, August 1st. The 6:00-8:30 p.m. field day will be held at Lee Tesdell’s farm, rural Slater.  The field day is free and open to the public and includes a complimentary meal.

June 23, 2017

John and Joan Maxwell will host area growers, cover crop experts and neighbors from 10:00a.m. – 12:00 p.m. on July 12th at Cinnamon Ridge Farms 10600 275th St, Donahue, IA 52746. The field day is free and open to the public and includes a complimentary meal. This event is being held with support and collaboration from Iowa Learning Farms, Soil Health Partnership, and the Scott County Soil and Water Conservation District.

May 22, 2017

Iowa Learning Farms will host a monarch butterfly and wetland field day Wednesday, June 14th. The 10:30a.m.-12:30 p.m. field day will be held at a CREP wetland near Story City.  The field day is free and open to the public and includes a complimentary meal. 

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Upcoming Field Days

August 1: Saturated Buffer and Cover Crop Field Day
6:00-8:30pm

Hosted By Lee Tesdell
300 NW 158th Ave
Slater, IA
Polk County
Press Release
Flyer

August 3: Pasture Tour Field Day
5:00-8:00pm

Hosted by Kurt Rowan and Paul Ackley
Begin at 1776 322nd St
Bedford, IA
Taylor County
In Partnership with Taylor County Water Quality Initiative Project
Press Release
Flyer

August 9: Cover Crop and Soil Health Field Day
5:00-7:00pm

Hosted by John Boettcher
2208 130th St
Spirit Lake, IA
Dickinson County
In Partnership with Clean Water Alliance
Press Release
Flyer

August 30: Cover Crop and Water Quality Field Day
ISU Drainage Research and Demonstration Project Site
31479 510th St
Gilmore City, IA 50541
Pocahontas County
In Partnership with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach

August 31: Cover Crop and Soil Health Field Day
5:30-8:30pm
Hosted by John Peck
Jefferson County Extension Office
2606 W Burlington Ave
Fairfield, IA 52556
Jefferson County
In Partnership with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach

September 7: Monarch Conservation Field Day
Logan Abandoned Mile Land
Located 5 miles east of Bussey on Co Hwy G71
Marion County
In Partnership with Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship and Iowa Monarch Conservation Consortium

September 13: Cover Crop Field Day
5:30-7:30pm
Hosted by Jon Kiel
4449 Hickory Avenue
Orange City, IA 51041
Sioux County
In Partnership with West Branch of the Floyd River Watershed Project

September 14: Soil Health and Pasture Improvement Field Day
Hosted by Whiterock Conservancy
Coon Rapids, IA 50058
Guthrie County

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