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AMES, Iowa— Iowa Learning Farms will host a webinar that will highlight the benefits of Conservation Planning for farmers and landowners on Wednesday, September 19 at 12:00 p.m. Conservation Planning provides many benefits to the farmer operator, landowner and society through the identification...
The Iowa Chapter of the Land Improvement Contractors Association (LICA), in partnership with the Iowa Agriculture Water Alliance (IAWA), Iowa Learning Farms, Iowa Corn, Iowa Soybean Association and Iowa Pork, will host an edge of field practice field day on Thursday, September 13th from 11:00 a.m.-...
AMES, Iowa— On Wednesday, September 5, at 5:30 p.m., Dordt will host the annual Ag Field Day at the Agriculture Stewardship Center (ASC). Dordt, along with the ISU Extension—Farmer Cooperator Trials group, and Iowa Learning Farms, will share research with local farmers about protecting soil...
AMES, Iowa— Iowa Learning Farms will host a webinar will explore the decomposition of tea as a low-cost, scientifically-robust soil health indicator on Wednesday, August 15 at 12:00 p.m. The term ‘Soil Health’ has recently become popular due, in large part, to the increased awareness of the...
AMES, Iowa—Iowa Learning Farms, in partnership with Poweshiek County Soil and Water Conservation District, Iowa Soybean Association, Poweshiek County Farm Bureau and Iowa Corn, will host a bioreactor field day on Thursday, August 23rd from 5:30-7:30pm at Roger and Louise Van Ersvelde’s farm, rural...
AMES, Iowa—Iowa Learning Farms, in partnership with Polk County Soil and Water Conservation District and Iowa Corn, will host a wetland and saturated buffer field day on Wednesday, August 22nd from 5:30-7:30pm at Tim Minton farm, rural Dallas Center. The event is free and open to the whole family...
Lecture will highlight the importance of continuous education in continuing to build a culture of conservation in future generations Ames, Iowa, July 25, 2018 – Water Rocks!, a unique, award-winning, statewide water education program, and Iowa Learning Farms (ILF), a hands-on education and...
AMES, Iowa—Iowa Learning Farms, in partnership with the Prairie Lakes Conference and Dickinson County Soil and Water Conservation District, will host a wetland, saturated buffer and bioreactor field day on Thursday, August 9th from 9:00-11:30 near the Okoboji View Golf Course, near Spirit Lake. The...
Event will share information using cover crops, improving water quality and cost share opportunities AMES, Iowa – Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will host a cover crop, water quality and cost share field day on August 8 in Roland. The workshop will be held at the Roland...
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 and soil health field day on Tuesday, August 7th from 5:00-7:00 p.m. at the Paustian Family Farm, rural Walcott. The event is...
The Conservation Station On the Edge brings conservation methodologies, facts, and support to farmers across Iowa. Iowa Learning Farms (ILF), a hands-on education and outreach program providing farmers throughout Iowa with information and best practices in soil, water, and nutrient management...
AMES, Iowa— Iowa Learning Farms will host a webinar discussing the economic benefits of nitrogen reductions in Iowa through the exploration of the costs of high nitrates and how meeting the Iowa Nutrient Reduction Strategy goals will be beneficial for all Iowans on Wednesday, July 18 at 12:00 p.m...
Iowa Learning Farms, in partnership with Prairie Rivers of Iowa, will host a field day on Tuesday, July 17 from 5:00 to 7:00 PM at the Field Extension Education Laboratory (FEEL), located at 1928 240th St. in Boone. This field day, sponsored by Prairie Rivers of Iowa, Iowa Learning Farms, Iowa...
AMES, Iowa— Iowa Learning Farms will host a webinar about how to leave a conservation legacy by writing conservation into farm leases and how to incorporate cover crops on acres with manure application on Wednesday, June 20 at 12:00 p.m. Sara Berges, project coordinator with the Allamakee Soil...
AMES, Iowa—Iowa Learning Farms, along with Marshall County Farm Bureau, will host a cover crop and conservation leases workshop for women landowners on Thursday, June 7 from 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at the Fisher Community Center in Marshalltown. Women and men are encouraged to attend this free event...
AMES, Iowa— Iowa Learning Farms will host a webinar about how cover crops can be incorporated into a farm lease arrangement on Wednesday, May 16 at 12:00 p.m. Cover crops are an important tool to help reduce soil erosion and nutrient losses while also improving soil health. On rented land,...
I want to return to the family farm but don't know how to start that crucial conversation... Where should I be investing my money and time as I begin farming? How can I care for the land and water for the future while still making a living today? How do I standout to potential landlords and...
AMES, Iowa— Iowa Learning Farms will host a webinar about the latest research, installation standards and best management practices for saturated buffers on Wednesday, April 18 at 12:00 p.m. Saturated buffers are the newest edge-of-field practice for removing nitrate from tile-drained fields....
AMES, Iowa—Iowa Learning Farms will host an emerging farmer workshop on Tuesday, April 24th from 6:00-8:00 p.m. in the NW Commons Dining Hall at Dordt College. The event is free and includes a complimentary meal. The workshop is designed for emerging farmers to provide timely and scientific...
AMES, Iowa—Iowa Learning Farms, along with Bremer County ISU Extension and Outreach, will host a cover crop, soil health and bioreactor field day on Thursday, March 29 from 12:30-2:30 p.m. at Brian and Brenda Meyer’s farm, rural Readlyn. The event is free and open to the whole family and includes a...
Webinar
AMES, Iowa— Iowa Learning Farms will host a webinar about how to better engage non-operator landowners in natural resources conservation on Wednesday, March 21 at 12:00 p.m. Tune in to this webinar to learn more about tools that are available to provide your land with a conservation check-up....
AMES, Iowa—Iowa Learning Farms, along with Union County Soil and Water Conservation District and USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service, will host a cover crop, soil health and conservation leases field day for women landowners on Wednesday, March 28 from 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at James and...
Ames, IOWA - According to the Iowa Learning Farms 2017 Field Day Evaluation Report, Iowa cover crop acres grew last year by approximately 22% to 760,000 total acres. While the positive growth with shrinking profit margins is notable, the rate of growth is ten percent less than the growth measured...
AMES, Iowa—Iowa Learning Farms will host an emerging farmer soil health and grazing workshop on Thursday, March 15th from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at the Pizza Ranch in Creston. The event is free and includes a complimentary meal. The workshop is designed for emerging farmers to provide timely and...
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Iowa Learning Farms will host a webinar about how producers can reduce yield impact and disease risks when using cover crops on Wednesday, February 21 at 1:00 p.m. Despite the many documented benefits of cover crops, some farmers are hesitant to add cover crops to their operations due to...

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