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AMES, IOWA—Using readily available information to map drainage tile is the topic of the Iowa Learning Farms webinar on Wednesday, December 2 at noon.  Drainage tile is typically ignored after installation, until a problem develops, or the farmer wants to add onto the system. While there are...
AMES, IOWA—Iowa Learning Farms, in partnership with the Iowa Nutrient Research Center, and Conservation Learning Group (CLG), is hosting a free wetland virtual field day on Thursday, December 10th at 1 p.m. CST.  The virtual field day will highlight public and private partnerships working...
AMES, Iowa—Join Iowa Learning Farms on Wednesday, November 25 at noon for an engaging, interactive, and motivational webinar about how moments of awe and gratitude can improve the environment. Jacqueline Comito, an anthropologist and the director of Iowa Learning Farms, will define awe...
AMES, Iowa—The Iowa Learning Farms webinar at noon on Wednesday, November 18 will explore urban water management and low impact development.   Most rainfall in an urban area becomes runoff, which leads to greater peak flow and runoff volume than before the land was developed. Low impact...
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 with Mark Thompson, Webster County farmer who is making cover crops and strip-tillage work in the Des Moines Lobe on Tuesday, November...
AMES, Iowa—How to create the mind-set needed to evaluate systems and develop a customized approach for adopting soil health practices that meet on-farm goals is the topic of the Iowa Learning Farms webinar at noon on Wednesday, November 11.   There isn’t a prescription for the adoption...
AMES, Iowa—Iowa Learning Farms, an education and outreach program from Iowa State University, will present a webinar at noon Wednesday, November 4, which will assess the progress made by Iowa’s municipalities and industries toward reducing point source pollution reaching Iowa’s waterways. ...
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 exploring impacts of cover crops, tillage and nitrogen-inhibitors on crop performance and water quality on Thursday, November 5th at 1 p....
AMES, Iowa—Integrating cover crops into corn and soybean cropping systems is the topic of the webinar “Cover Crops for Better Corn and Soybeans” presented by Iowa Learning Farms, an education and outreach program from Iowa State University, at noon on Wednesday, October 28. Learn how...
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 offering a tour of Iowa’s varied forests on Thursday, October 29th at 1 p.m. CDT. Join us for a live conversation with Billy Beck, Iowa...
AMES, Iowa—Iowa Learning Farms, an education and outreach program from Iowa State University (ISU), will present a webinar, “Sustainable Weed Management Solutions for Iowa Corn and Soybean” at noon Wednesday, October 21, featuring ways to integrate non-chemical tactics to manage herbicide-resistant...
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 the benefits to the soil, water and the atmosphere when sorghum is added to the corn and soybean rotation on Thursday, October...
AMES, Iowa—A project that assessed the long-term continued success of three different voluntary watershed management approaches is the topic of the Iowa Learning Farms webinar held at noon on Wednesday, October 14. This project, funded by the Iowa Nutrient Research Center, looked at...
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 highlighting public and private partnerships aiming to reduce flooding and improve water quality in the Upper Wapsipinicon River...
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,...

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