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AMES, Iowa—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...
AMES, Iowa—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...
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...
AMES, Iowa— 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. How many acres of cover crops are planted each year in Iowa? Are extended rotations and perennials increasing? Laurie Nowatzke, Measurement...
AMES, Iowa—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...
AMES, Iowa—Iowa Learning Farms, in partnership with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, will host a native perennial plantings workshop on Tuesday, July 9th from 10:00am-12:00pm at the Whiterock Conservancy Burr Oak Visitor’s Center. The event is free and open to the whole family and...
AMES, Iowa— Iowa Learning Farms will host a webinar on Wednesday, June 19 at 12:00 p.m. about drainage water recycling. Drainage water recycling is a conservation practice during which subsurface drainage water is captured for use as supplemental irrigation water in the summer. In...
AMES, Iowa—Iowa Learning Farms, in partnership with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, will host a native perennial plantings workshop on Tuesday, June 18 from 5:30-7:30pm at Spirit Lake Community Building. The event is free and open to the whole family and includes a complimentary meal...
AMES, Iowa—Iowa Learning Farms, in partnership with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, will host a native perennial plantings workshop on Thursday, June 13 from 5:30-7:30pm at Smeltzer Farm, rural Otho. The event is free and open to the whole family and includes a complimentary meal....
AMES, Iowa—Iowa Learning Farms, in partnership with Iowa Land Improvement Contractors Association (LICA), Iowa Agriculture Water Alliance (IAWA), Natural Resources Conservation Service, Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship (IDALS) and Iowa Corn, will host a bioreactor installation...
AMES, Iowa— Iowa Learning Farms will host a webinar on Wednesday, May 15 at 12:00 p.m. about cover crops and their impacts on water quality and crop yields. This webinar will discuss the impact of different cover crop species on water quality, measured via lysimeters, and cash crop yield...
Ames, Iowa, April 24, 2019 – Iowa Learning Farms (ILF), a hands-on education and outreach program for Iowa landowners and agricultural producers, launched its Emerging Farmer series of resources and guides aimed at supporting new and prospective farmers in developing sustainable business plans for...
AMES, Iowa— Iowa Learning Farms will host a webinar on Wednesday, April 17 at 12:00 p.m. about the importance of soil quality for agricultural production. This webinar will cover how the quality of the soil impacts productivity of crops and how weather variation contributes to yield...
Ames, Iowa, March 27, 2019 – Iowa Learning Farms (ILF), a hands-on education and outreach program for Iowa landowners and agricultural producers, published its 15-Year Summary Report highlighting the organization’s activities, successes and challenges since its inception in 2004. Using the visual...
AMES, Iowa—Iowa Learning Farms and Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will host a cover crop and no-till field day on Wednesday, April 10 from 12:00-2:00 p.m. at Steier Ag Aviation near Whittemore. The event is free, open to the whole family and includes a complimentary meal. ...
AMES, Iowa—Iowa Learning Farms, in partnership with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service and National Wildlife Foundation, will host a cover crops and water quality field day on Tuesday, April 9 from 5:00-7:00 p.m. at Rob Stout’s farm near...
Ames, Iowa, March 15, 2019 - According to the Iowa Learning Farms (ILF) 15-year Evaluation data, Iowa cover crop acres grew last year by approximately 16 percent resulting in approximately 880,000 total acres. While the positive growth at a time when farmers are reporting shrinking profit...
ISU-based organization has transformed the conservation landscape in Iowa through award-winning innovative research, education and outreach activities. Ames, Iowa, March 13, 2019 – Iowa Learning Farms (ILF), a hands-on education and outreach program for Iowa landowners and agricultural...
AMES, Iowa—Iowa Learning Farms and Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will host a cover crop and no-till workshop on Thursday, March 28th from 12:00-2:00 p.m. at Titan Machinery near Williams. The event is free, open to the whole family and includes a complimentary meal. The...
AMES, Iowa—Iowa Learning Farms and Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will host a cover crops and grazing cover crops workshop on Wednesday, March 27th from 12:00-2:00 p.m. at the McNay Research Farm near Chariton. The event is free, open to the whole family and includes a complimentary...
AMES, Iowa—Iowa Learning Farms and Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will host a cover crop and no-till field day on Tuesday, March 26th from 12:00-2:00 p.m. at the Greene County Extension Office. The event is free, open to the whole family and includes a complimentary meal. ...
Iowa Learning Farms will host a webinar on Wednesday, March 20 at 12:00 p.m. about the role of livestock in sustainable agriculture. This webinar will focus on ruminant nutrition and feeding practices, and how ruminant production can be linked with crop diversity, soil health, climate...
AMES, Iowa— Iowa Learning Farms will host a webinar on Wednesday, February 20 at 12:00 p.m. about the consequences of farming prairie potholes and management options for these common Iowa landscape features. In Iowa, many of the features known as prairie potholes are actively farmed....
AMES, Iowa— Iowa Learning Farms (ILF) will kick off our 15th anniversary by hosting a webinar on Wednesday, January 16th at 12:30 p.m. with Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig. The webinar will feature ILF program director Dr. Jacqueline Comito and Secretary Naig discussing...
AMES, Iowa— Iowa Learning Farms will host a webinar on Wednesday, December 12 at 12:00 p.m. about the #NoTillb4Beans and #CoverYourBeans campaigns launched by the Conservation Learning Group to highlight the potential for time and money savings with no-tillage and cover crops ahead of soybean....

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