Dordt, Iowa Learning Farms and ISU Extension and Outreach To Host Joint Ag Field Day September 5

August 20, 2018

AMES, Iowa— On Wednesday, September 5, at 5:30 p.m., Dordt will host the annual Ag Field Day at the Agriculture Stewardship Center (ASC). Dordt, along with the ISU Extension—Farmer Cooperator Trials group, and Iowa Learning Farms, will share research with local farmers about protecting soil resources and managing nutrient losses in the Sioux County area.

Features of the Ag Field Day will include:

  • Iowa Learning Farm's On the Edge Conservation Station – Matt Helmers, Dean's Professor in the College of Ag and Life Sciences at Iowa State University, Professor in the Department of Ag and Biosystems Engineering
  • Why Protecting Soil Resources is Important - Joel De Jong, NW Iowa Crop Extension Specialist
  • Saturated Buffer Planning - Colton Meyer, West Branch of the Floyd River Watershed Project Coordinator

“Dordt and ISU Extension share a common goal of providing unbiased research data to assist in the decision-making process for farm operations,” says Gary De Vries, instructor of agriculture. “The event is going to be informative and helpful as producers make decisions for the future.”

The Ag Field Day will include a burger meal at 5:30 p.m. and tours at 6:15 p.m. The Agriculture Stewardship Center is located 1 and 2/3 mile north of Pella Corp. at 3648 US 75.

For more information about Iowa Learning Farms, visit

Established in 2004, Iowa Learning Farms is building a Culture of Conservation by encouraging adoption of conservation practices. Farmers, researchers and ILF team members are working together to identify and implement the best management practices that improve water quality and soil health while remaining profitable. Partners of Iowa Learning Farms include the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture, Iowa Natural Resources Conservation Service, and Iowa Department of Natural Resources (USEPA section 319).


Liz Juchems

Conservation Outreach Specialist