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Ames, Iowa – Even with excellent nutrient management, nitrate losses from corn and soybean fields can occur because these cash crops only grow and take up nitrate and water for five months of the year. Cover crops like winter rye can be an effective strategy for reducing nitrate losses to...
Ames, Iowa—Iowa Learning Farms, along with East Pottawattamie County Soil and Water Conservation District, and Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), will host a cover crop workshop on Wednesday, December 13th from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Community Center in Oakland. The event is free and...
Ames, Iowa—Iowa Learning Farms, along with Elk Run Watershed and Practical Farmers of Iowa, will host a cover crop workshop on Wednesday, December 6th. The 12:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m. field day will be held in the Wapiti Room at the Swan Lake Conservation Education Center near Carroll. The event is...
Ames, Iowa – As substantial investments in drainage systems continue to be made across the U.S.- Midwest, the use of edge-of-field practices like woodchip bioreactors can help treat tile-drained water and help meet our water quality goals. Dr. Laura Christianson, Professional Engineer and Assistant...
Ames, Iowa—Iowa Learning Farms, along with Natural Resources Conservation Service and Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship, will host a cover crop, strip-tillage and water quality field day on Thursday, November 30th. The 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. field day will be held at the Roland...
Ames, Iowa—Iowa Learning Farms, along with Walnut Creek Watershed, Practical Farmers of Iowa, and Natural Resources Conservation Service, will host a cover crop field day on Tuesday, November 28th. The 12:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m. field day will be held at the Montgomery County Historical Center in Red Oak...
Ames, Iowa—Iowa Learning Farms, along with Upper Iowa Watershed Management Authority, Winneshiek County Soil and Water Conservation District, and Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), will host a cover crop field day on Tuesday, November 21st from 12:30-2:30 p.m. at the Winneshiek County...
Ames, Iowa—Iowa Learning Farms, along with Natural Resources Conservation Service and Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship, will host a cover crop field day on Thursday, November 16th. The 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. field day will be hosted by Ben and Andy Johnson, rural Floyd. The event...
Ames, Iowa—Iowa Learning Farms, along the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), will host a cover crop field day on Wednesday, November 15th. The 4:00-6:00 p.m. field day will be held at Lucas Bayer’s farm, rural Guernsey. The event is free and open to the public and includes a...
Ames, Iowa—Iowa Learning Farms, along with the Middle Cedar Watershed Project, will host a cover crop and soil conservation field day on Wednesday, November 8th. The 12:00-2:00 p.m. field day will be held at Jim Lindaman’s farm, rural Aplington. The event is free and open to the public and includes...
Ames, Iowa—Iowa Learning Farms, along with the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) and the Jasper County Soil & Water Conservation District, will host a cover crop and soil health field day on Tuesday, November 7, from 3:30-5:30p.m. on the Gordon Wassenaar farm, rural Prairie City....
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Ames, Iowa – Pasture and forage acres are critical to soil conservation and the profitability of beef cattle operations. Joe Sellers, beef field specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, will discuss which practices make grazing more effective and how management-intensive...
Ames, Iowa – Edge-of-field nitrate reduction practices such as bioreactors, saturated buffers and wetlands are receiving increased attention for the role they play in the Iowa Nutrient Reduction Strategy (NRS). As these practices gain in popularity, questions linger about how these practices work...
Ames, Iowa—Iowa Learning Farms, in partnership with Whiterock Conservancy, will host a rotational and flex grazing field day on Thursday, September 14th. The 4:00-6:00 p.m. field day will begin at the Oak Ridge Campground, rural Coon Rapids.  The field day is free and open to the public and...
Ames, Iowa—Iowa Learning Farms, in partnership with West Branch of the Floyd River Watershed Project, will host a cover crop and soil health field day Wednesday, September 13th. The 5:30-7:30 p.m. field day will be held at Jonathon and Crystal Kiel’s farm, rural Orange City.  The field day is free...
Ames, Iowa—Iowa Learning Farms will host a monarch butterfly conservation field day Thursday, September 7th. The 10:00a.m.-12:00 p.m. field day will be held at the Logan Abandoned Mine Land Site near Bussey.  The field day is free and open to the public and includes a complimentary meal. The field...
Due to the intense drought conditions, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach field agronomist Rebecca Vittetoe announced that the original agenda for the Getting your cover on: cover crop establishment methods field day in Jefferson County set for Thursday August 31 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m....
Ames, Iowa— Iowa Learning Farms, in partnership with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach and Iowa Corn Promotion Board, will host a cover crop and wetland field day near Gilmore City on Wednesday, August 30. The 5:30-7:30 p.m. event held at the ISU Drainage Research and Demonstration...
Ames, Iowa— Iowa Learning Farms, in partnership with Clean Water Alliance and Dickinson County Soil and Water Conservation District, will host a soil health and cover crop field day near Spirit Lake on Wednesday, August 9. The 5:00-7:00 p.m. event hosted by John and Kristy Boettcher is free and...
Iowa Learning Farms, in partnership with Taylor County Soil and Water Conservation District, will hold a two stop pasture walk field day on Thursday, August 3rd. The 5:00-8:00 p.m. field day is hosted by Kurt Rowan and Paul Ackley, rural Bedford.  The field day is free and open to the public and...
Ames, Iowa—Iowa Learning Farms will host a cover crop, saturated buffer, soil health and more field day Tuesday, August 1st. The 6:00-8:30 p.m. field day will be held at Lee Tesdell’s farm, rural Slater.  The field day is free and open to the public and includes a complimentary meal. Lee...
(DONAHUE, Iowa) – What will improve soil health to make farmland more productive, efficient and sustainable for the next generation, and how does it impact the business side? Get the scoop from area farmers and other experts at a field day on July 12th near Donahue, Iowa. The event will focus on...
Ames, Iowa—Iowa Learning Farms will host a monarch butterfly and wetland field day Wednesday, June 14th. The 10:30a.m.-12:30 p.m. field day will be held at a CREP wetland near Story City.  The field day is free and open to the public and includes a complimentary meal. The field day is in...
Ames, Iowa—Iowa Learning Farms, in partnership with Prairie Rivers of Iowa, will host a cover crop and soil health field day Tuesday, June 13th. The 5:00-7:00 p.m. field day will be held at Larry Haren’s farm, rural Webster City.  The field day is free and open to the public and includes a...
HOLLAND, Iowa — Cover crops and strip-tillage are two practices farmers can use to minimize erosion, boost soil health and reduce nutrients from entering waterways – and combining the two can augment their benefits. Fred Abels has been strip-tilling for more than 10 years, using homemade...

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