Iowa Learning Farms Oxbow Field Day Scheduled for November 10 near Lu Verne | Building a Culture of Conservation

Iowa Learning Farms Oxbow Field Day Scheduled for November 10 near Lu Verne

October 15, 2021

Iowa Learning Farms, in partnership with The Nature Conservancy and Boone River Watershed is hosting a field day on Wednesday, November 10th from 12:00-2:00 p.m. near Lu Verne to highlight the restoration of oxbows on Iowa’s landscape to improve water quality and wildlife habitat. The event is free, open to the whole family, and includes a complimentary meal.

Restoring oxbows creates a multitude of benefits to the landscape including improving water quality, offering flood storage capabilities and providing crucial wildlife habitat to a wide range of creatures including endangered species like the Topeka Shiner.

Join us for a tour of a newly restored oxbow and conversation with Karen Wilke, Iowa Freshwater Specialist & Boone River Project Director for The Nature Conservancy, Darrick Weissenfluh, private lands fish and wildlife biologist for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and Brandon Iddings, Iowa Soybean Association Conservation Resources Field Services Program Manager.

The field day will be held near the intersection of N. Maple Street and 110th Street northeast of Lu Verne at 1905 110th Street, Lu Verne, IA 50560. Parking and access to the oxbow will be available at the farm site and marked with field day signs.

The workshop is free and open to the whole family, but reservations are requested to ensure adequate space and food and attendance will be limited to 49 people. For reasonable accommodations and to RSVP please contact Liz Ripley at 515-294-5429 or  

Iowa Learning Farms field days and workshops are supported by the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service. 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, USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service, and Iowa Department of Natural Resources (USEPA section 319) and GROWMARK, Inc.