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The Iowa Learning Farms (ILF) conservation webinar taking place June 1 at noon CDT will feature Iowa State University Ph.D. candidate, Lindsey Hartfiel. Hartfiel is recognized for her work with engineered systems for water quality, with a particular focus on denitrification bioreactors for nitrate...
The Iowa Learning Farms (ILF) conservation webinar taking place May 25 at noon CDT will feature Iowa State University environmental research scientists Dr. Chumki Banik and Dr. Santanu Bakshi. Banik and Bakshi collaborate on research regarding the management and utilization of manure as organic...
Iowa Learning Farms and Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will host a field day Wednesday, June 1 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Brent Johnson’s Farm near Manson. The free event is open to farmers and landowners and includes a complimentary meal. A project led by Mark Licht, extension...
The Iowa Learning Farms (ILF) conservation webinar taking place May 18 at noon CDT will feature Emily Zimmerman, assistant professor, department of natural resource ecology and management & global resource systems, department of horticulture, Iowa State University. Zimmerman’s research focuses...
The Iowa Learning Farms (ILF) conservation webinar taking place May 11 at noon CDT will feature William Crumpton, university professor at Iowa State University. Dr. Crumpton’s research focuses on wetland processes and functions, including the dynamics of energy flow and nutrient transformation in...
Iowa Learning Farms (ILF), the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach conservation and water quality education program, will host “Conservation On Tap,” Wednesday, May 25, from 6-7 p.m. at Kinship Brewing Company in Waukee, Iowa. The in-person event will provide local farmers, landowners and...
Iowa Learning Farms (ILF), the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach conservation and water quality education program, will host “Conservation On Tap,” Tuesday, May 24, from 6-7 p.m. at Backpocket Brewery in Coralville, Iowa. The in-person event will provide local farmers, landowners and...
The Iowa Learning Farms (ILF) conservation webinar taking place May 4 at noon CDT will feature Andrew DiAllesandro, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) state private lands coordinator. DiAllesandro works with landowners and farmers to promote voluntary conservation efforts on private lands and...
The Iowa Learning Farms (ILF) conservation webinar taking place April 27 at noon CDT will feature Aria McLauchlan, co-founder and executive director, and Harley Cross, co-founder and director of strategy at Land Core, a nonprofit organization advancing soil health policies and programs that create...
The Iowa Learning Farms (ILF) conservation webinar taking place April 20 at noon CDT will feature Dr. Keith Schilling, state geologist and director, Iowa Geological Survey. Schilling conducts research on water-related issues in Iowa that include groundwater flow and quality, surface and groundwater...
The Iowa Learning Farms (ILF) conservation webinar taking place April 13 at noon CDT will feature Mark Mitchell, ORISE (Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education) Postdoctoral Researcher with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Mitchell is an environmental scientist who is currently...
The Iowa Learning Farms (ILF) conservation webinar taking place April 6 at noon CDT will feature Gabriel E. Lade, assistant professor of economics, Macalester College. Lade studies public policy issues in the agricultural and energy sectors. His recent work has included studying water quality...
The Iowa Learning Farms (ILF) conservation webinar taking place March 30 at noon CDT will feature Peter S. Levi, Ph.D., associate director, Burke Center for Freshwater Innovation, Northland College, Ashland, Wisconsin. Levi is a freshwater ecologist who studies the cycles of nutrients, such as...
The Iowa Learning Farms (ILF) conservation webinar taking place March 23 at noon CDT will feature Jennifer L. Tank, Galla Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Notre Dame. Tank is an aquatic ecologist and biogeochemist who studies how nutrients move through streams and rivers...
The Iowa Learning Farms (ILF) conservation webinar taking place March 16 at noon CDT will feature Jill A. Kostel, Ph.D., senior environmental engineer at The Wetlands Initiative. Kostel works with operators, landowners and partner organizations in planning and implementing wetlands to treat tile...
The Iowa Learning Farms (ILF) conservation webinar taking place March 9 at noon CST will feature Ann Johanns, extension program specialist at Iowa State University (ISU). Johanns supports the Farm Management team from ISU Extension and Outreach, providing risk management education for agricultural...
Iowa Learning Farms, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach and USDA-Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS) will host a cover crop and soil health field day Wednesday, March 23 from 12:30-2:30 p.m. at the Campbell Farm near Grand Mound. The free event is open to farmers and landowners...
The Iowa Learning Farms (ILF) conservation webinar taking place March 2 at noon CST will feature Dr. Angie Carter, assistant professor of Environmental/Energy Justice, Department of Social Sciences, Michigan Technological University. Carter holds a Ph.D. in sociology and sustainable agriculture...
Iowa Learning Farms, in partnership with Consortium for Cultivating Human And Naturally reGenerative Enterprises (C-CHANGE), will host a workshop on Tuesday, March 15 from 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. regarding the opportunities and challenges of incorporating perennial vegetation on farms. We welcome...
Iowa Learning Farms, in partnership with the Bee Branch Watershed Flood Mitigation Project, Iowa Nutrient Research Center and Conservation Learning Group, will present a virtual field day on Thursday, March 10 at 1 p.m. CST. Join us for a live conversation with Deron Muehring, City of Dubuque Civil...
Iowa Learning Farms, in partnership with Consortium for Cultivating Human And Naturally reGenerative Enterprises (C-CHANGE), will host a workshop on Tuesday, March 8 from 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. regarding the opportunities and challenges of incorporating perennial vegetation on farms. We welcome...
The Iowa Learning Farms (ILF) conservation webinar taking place Feb. 23 at noon CST will feature Andrea Basche, assistant professor, Department of Agronomy and Horticulture, University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Basche conducts research to help understand how crop diversity can support yield and...
The Iowa Learning Farms (ILF) conservation webinar taking place Feb. 16 at noon CST will feature Mark Licht, extension cropping systems specialist at Iowa State University. Licht focuses on identifying and teaching about holistic approaches to managing Iowa cropping systems to achieve productivity...
Iowa Learning Farms, in partnership with the Consortium for Cultivating Human And Naturally reGenerative Enterprises (C-CHANGE) Iowa Nutrient Research Center and Conservation Learning Group, will present a virtual field day on Thursday, February 24 at 1 p.m. CST. Join us for a live conversation...
The Iowa Learning Farms (ILF) conservation webinar taking place Feb. 9 at noon CST will feature Dana W. Kolpin, research hydrologist, U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). Kolpin is co-lead of the USGS Food Resources Integrated Science Team and has published extensively on topics related to the fate,...

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