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AMES, Iowa—Iowa Learning Farms will host a webinar on Wednesday, October 7 at noon about using decision trees to help choose an edge-of-field practice. Edge-of-field practices, such as bioreactors, saturated buffers and wetlands, can effectively address water quality concerns, but it is...
AMES, Iowa—Iowa Learning Farms will host a webinar on Wednesday, September 30 at noon about Iowa’s weather in 2020. “With 95% - 99% of Iowa experiencing abnormal dryness or drought and 57 counties affected by the derecho, most Iowans have been impacted by this year’s wild weather,” said...
AMES, Iowa—Iowa Learning Farms will host a webinar on Wednesday, September 23 at noon about floodplain mapping done by the Iowa Flood Center.   Following the historic floods of 2008, the State of Iowa established the Iowa Flood Center (IFC) at the University of Iowa’s IIHR–Hydroscience...
AMES, Iowa—Iowa Learning Farms, in partnership with the Iowa Nutrient Research Center, and Conservation Learning Group (CLG), is hosting a free virtual field day focused on best management practices for applying manure in dry soil conditions on Thursday, September 24th at 1 p.m. CDT. Join us for a...
AMES, Iowa—Iowa Learning Farms will host a webinar on Wednesday, September 16 at noon about monarch butterfly conservation efforts in Iowa.     Steve Bradbury, professor in the Departments of Natural Resource Ecology and Management and Entomology at Iowa State University will provide an...
AMES, Iowa—Iowa Learning Farms will host a webinar on Wednesday, September 9 at noon about how to assess and address storm damage to both forest and urban trees caused by the August derecho.    The derecho caused extensive damage across the state, to buildings, crops, and trees. This...
AMES, Iowa—Iowa Learning Farms, in partnership with the Iowa Nutrient Research Center, and Conservation Learning Group (CLG), is hosting a free virtual field day focused on redefining the field edge with the use of perennial vegetation on Thursday, September 10th at 1 p.m. CDT. Join us for a live...
AMES, Iowa—Iowa Learning Farms will host a webinar on Wednesday, September 2 at noon about the impacts of nitrogen management practices and cover crops on downstream nitrate-N loss.   The 4Rs of nitrogen management are right source, right rate, right time, and right place. Right source...
AMES, Iowa—Iowa Learning Farms will host a webinar on Wednesday, August 26 at noon about a current research project that assesses forage quality and potential yield of various annual crops. Incorporating annual forages into Iowa’s cropping system provides flexibility for land use,...
AMES, Iowa—Iowa Learning Farms, in partnership with the Iowa Nutrient Research Center, and Conservation Learning Group, is hosting a free virtual no-tillage and moisture management field day on Tuesday, August 25th at 1 p.m. CDT. Join us for a live conversation as we visit long-time no-tiller Doug...
AMES, Iowa—Iowa Learning Farms will host a webinar on Wednesday, August 19 at noon about the connection between soil health and environmental quality in a cover crop and no-till research site. This research connects many important topics in the environment and agriculture: soil health,...
AMES, Iowa—Iowa Learning Farms will host a webinar on Wednesday, August 12 at noon about the new Sustainable Advanced Bioeconomy Research (SABR) farm at Iowa State University (ISU).   Ecosystem service markets promise farmers new money, but how do we quantify services farmers might sell...
AMES, Iowa—Iowa Learning Farms will host a webinar on Wednesday, August 5 at noon about the benefits of restoring oxbow wetlands. Learn more about this promising edge-of-field conservation practice, its many benefits, potential funding pools, and other exciting up-to-date news on the...
AMES, Iowa—Iowa Learning Farms, in partnership with the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship (IDALS), Iowa Nutrient Research Center, and Conservation Learning Group, is hosting a free virtual wetland field day on Thursday, Aug. 6 at 1 p.m. CDT. Join us as we explore new wetland...
AMES, Iowa—Iowa Learning Farms will host a webinar on Wednesday, July 29 at noon about the benefits of integrating prairie strips into rowcrop operations. Tim Youngquist, Farmer Liaison for the Science-Based Trials of Rowcrops Integrated with Prairie Strips (STRIPS) team at Iowa State...
Ames, Iowa, July 14, 2020 – Iowa Learning Farms (ILF), a conservation-focused education and outreach program for Iowa farmers and landowners based at Iowa State University (ISU) Extension and Outreach, has announced the winners of its inaugural Beauty of Conservation Photo Contest. A panel of...
AMES, Iowa—Iowa Learning Farms, in partnership with the Iowa Nutrient Research Center, and Conservation Learning Group, is hosting a free virtual urban stream conservation field day on Thursday, July 23 at 1pm CDT.  Join us as we highlight the importance of urban stream and riparian area management...
AMES, Iowa—Iowa Learning Farms, in partnership with the Iowa Nutrient Research Center, and Conservation Learning Group, is hosting a free virtual prairie strips field day on Thursday, July 9 at 1pm CDT.  Join us as we explore the multitude of benefits prairie strips can offer with Tim Youngquist,...
AMES, Iowa—Iowa Learning Farms will host a webinar on Wednesday, July 1 at noon about the effect of a cereal rye cover crop on corn yield. Alison Robertson, Professor and Extension Field Crops Pathologist at Iowa State University, will share results from one of her research projects...
Ames, Iowa, June 19, 2020 – Iowa Learning Farms (ILF), a conservation-focused education and outreach program for Iowa farmers and landowners based at Iowa State University (ISU) Extension and Outreach, is collaborating with Practical Farmers of Iowa (PFI) to provide an online Cover Crop Boot Camp...
AMES, Iowa—Iowa Learning Farms will host a webinar on Wednesday, June 24 at noon about the potential targeted wetland restorations have to reduce agricultural nutrient loads. Over the past 15 years, over 90 wetlands have been restored through the Iowa Conservation Reserve Enhancement...
AMES, Iowa—Iowa Learning Farms, in partnership with the Iowa Nutrient Research Center, Practical Farmers of Iowa and Conservation Learning Group, is hosting a free virtual cover crop field day on Thursday, June 25 at 1pm CDT with video footage from the field and live interaction with farmers and...
Beauty of Conservation Photo Contest
Iowa Learning Farms announces its Beauty of Conservation Photo Contest, scheduled to run from June 22 to July 6. The contest is open to amateur photographers, including youth and 18+ entry groups, with a variety of fun prizes awarded in each group. “The beauty of conservation is...
AMES, Iowa—Iowa Learning Farms will host a webinar on Wednesday, June 17 at noon about the “Whole Farm Conservation Best Practices Manual”.    The “Whole Farm Conservation Best Practices Manual” brought together many experts with the sole purpose of developing best management practices...
AMES, Iowa—Iowa Learning Farms, in partnership with the Iowa Nutrient Research Center, and Conservation Learning Group, is hosting a free virtual soil health field day on Thursday, June 18 at 1pm CDT.  Join us as we dig into soil health with Dr. Marshall McDaniel, assistant professor in soil-plant...

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