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The Iowa Learning Farms (ILF) conservation webinar taking place Aug. 24 at noon CDT will feature Peter O’Brien, research agronomist with the USDA Agricultural Research Service. O’Brien’s research is focused on evaluation of different strategies to diversify agriculture in the Corn Belt in space and...
The Iowa Learning Farms (ILF) conservation webinar taking place Aug. 17 at noon CDT will feature Jorgen Rose, habitat and policy viability manager at Practical Farmers of Iowa (PFI). Rose is part of the PFI team that works with farmers to connect them with people, networks, education and resources...
Iowa Learning Farms, Marshall County Soil and Water Conservation District, USDA-Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS) and Iowa Land Improvement Contractors Association (LICA), will host a cover crop and soil health field day Thursday, August 25 from 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at the LICA Farm...
Iowa Learning Farms and Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will host a field day Wednesday, August 24 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30p.m. at Mark Kenney’s Farm near Nevada. The free event is open to farmers and landowners and includes a complimentary meal. A project led by Mark Licht,...
The Iowa Learning Farms (ILF) conservation webinar taking place August 10 at noon CDT will feature Daniel Andersen, associate professor and extension specialist at Iowa State University. Andersen’s research and outreach focus on manure management and water quality efforts which include manure...
The Iowa Learning Farms (ILF) conservation webinar taking place August 3 at noon CDT will feature Dr. Michael Burchell, professor and extension leader, Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering, North Carolina State University, North Carolina State University. Burchell is the 2021-2022...
Iowa Learning Farms, Poweshiek County Soil and Water Conservation District and USDA-Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS) will host a cover crop field day Tuesday, August 9 from 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at Luke Bayer’s farm near Guernsey. The free event is open to farmers and landowners and...
The Iowa Learning Farms (ILF) conservation webinar taking place July 27 at noon CDT will feature Dr. Kay Stefanik, assistant director, Iowa Nutrient Research Center (INRC) at Iowa State University. Dr. Stefanik’s expertise and research is in water quality, nutrient cycling and aquatic ecosystems....
The Iowa Learning Farms (ILF) conservation webinar taking place July 20 at noon CDT will feature Chuck Burr, extension educator, Water and Integrated Cropping Systems, at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL). Burr focuses on irrigation and nitrogen management in his extension outreach. He also...
Iowa Learning Farms, along with Science-Based-Trials-of-Rowcrops-Integrated-with-Prairie-Strips (STRIPS), Des Moines Water Works, and Landus will host a prairie strips and cover crops field day on Thursday, August, 4th from 11:00am-1:30 p.m. at the Lauridsen Amphitheater at Des Moines Water Works...
In the webinar, “Improving On-farm Nitrogen Use Efficiency Through the Iowa Nitrogen Initiative,” Castellano will discuss recent studies showing dramatic variability in optimum nitrogen rates – as much as 100% from field-to-field and year-to-year. Highlighting factors such as genetics, management...
Iowa Learning Farms, along with Science-Based-Trials-of-Rowcrops-Integrated-with-Prairie-Strips (STRIPS), Jackson County Conservation Board, and the Sand County Foundation will host a prairie strips field day on Wednesday, July, 27th from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Gossman Farm near Zwingle. The event...
The Iowa Learning Farms (ILF) conservation webinar taking place July 6 at noon CDT will feature Jane Frankenberger, professor and extension agricultural engineer, Purdue University. Frankenberger led the $5 million Transforming Drainage project that brought together researchers and extension...
The Iowa Learning Farms (ILF) conservation webinar taking place June 29 at noon CDT will feature Vince Sitzmann, mines and minerals bureau chief, Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship (IDALS). Sitzmann is leading efforts through the IDALS Abandoned Mine Land Program to reclaim some 12...
The Iowa Learning Farms (ILF) conservation webinar taking place June 22 at noon CDT will feature Dr. Chad Penn, research soil chemist at United States Department of Agriculture, Agriculture Research Service (USDA-ARS) and Purdue University. Penn studies nutrient transport, crop nutrient uptake...
The Iowa Learning Farms (ILF) conservation webinar taking place June 15 at noon CDT will feature Dr. Matt Ruark, professor and extension state specialist in soil biology and fertility at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and Abigail Augarten, research assistant in the Nutrient Cycling and...
Iowa State University Extension and Outreach and Iowa Learning Farms are offering three field days focused on soil health in grazing systems. In these hands-on field days, attendees will learn how to assess soils on their own properties. Each location will feature a soil pit with discussion of soil...
The Iowa Learning Farms (ILF) conservation webinar taking place June 8 at noon CDT will feature Peter Kyveryga, affiliate associate professor, Department of Agronomy, Iowa State University and senior research scientist-Analytics, Iowa Soybean Association. Kyveryga’s work focuses on developing...
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...

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