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AMES, Iowa— Iowa Learning Farms will host a webinar on Wednesday, September 18 at 12:00 p.m. about the benefits of integrating perennial vegetation into underperforming parts of crop fields. “Ever wonder if something more profitable, productive, and environmentally friendly could be...
AMES, Iowa—Iowa Learning Farms, along with Scott County Soil and Water Conservation District and Iowa Natural Resource Conservation Service, will host a saturated buffer, water quality and drone field day on Thursday, September 19th from 5:00-7:00 p.m. at the Paustian Family Farm, rural Walcott....
AMES, Iowa— Iowa Learning Farms, in partnership with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach and Iowa Corn, will host a cover crop and wetland field day near Gilmore City on Wednesday, September 11. The 5:30-7:30 p.m. event held at the ISU Drainage Research and Demonstration Project, owned by...
AMES, Iowa—Iowa Learning Farms, in partnership with Iowa Monarch Conservation Consortium and Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, will host a pasture restoration and monarch habitat field day on Tuesday, September 10th from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Nathan Anderson’s farm near Cherokee....
AMES, Iowa—Iowa Learning Farms, in partnership with Iowa Monarch Conservation Consortium, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service and National Wildlife Foundation, will host a bioreactor and monarch habitat field day on Thursday, August 29th from 5:...
AMES, Iowa— Iowa Learning Farms will host a webinar on Wednesday, Aug. 21 at 12 p.m. will examine how Iowa Learning Farms has evolved over the past 15 years and discuss what new goals and challenges the future holds. “ILF started with a simple idea: Building a Culture of Conservation in...
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 conservation leases field day on Thursday, August 22 from 5:00-7:00 p.m. at Ken Fawcett’s farm...
AMES, Iowa—Iowa Learning Farms, in partnership with the Indian Creek Soil Health Partnership, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, and Linn County, will host a cover crop field day on Wednesday, August 14 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Marion Airport. The event is free, open to the whole...
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...

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