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AMES, Iowa – Conservation Learning Group, a think tank based at Iowa State University Extension and Outreach and dedicated to addressing conservation and environmental challenges, has published the Whole Farm Conservation Best Practices Manual to aid farmers in selecting conservation measures...
In these challenging times when field days and in-person gatherings are postponed, and we all adjust to the new reality of social distancing, Iowa Learning Farms (ILF) will host weekly webinars each Wednesday at noon. These new weekly webinars will supplement the regular monthly webinar series...
POSTPONED INDEFINITELY  With the COVID-19 situation rapidly evolving, so is Iowa State University’s response. To comply with the University’s decisions, ILF will be canceling all events until May 9. This includes the following: March 17, Cover Crop Field Day March 18, Cover Crop and...
Ames, Iowa, March 9, 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, released its 2019 Evaluation Report detailing the impact of multiple education and outreach...
AMES, Iowa—Iowa Learning Farms, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach and Poweshiek County Soil and Water Conservation District will host a cover crop field day on Tuesday, March 24 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Roger Van Donselaar’s Farm. The event is free, open to the whole family and includes a...
Ames, Iowa, March 3, 2019 – Iowa Learning Farms (ILF), a hands-on education and outreach program for Iowa landowners and agricultural producers based at Iowa State University (ISU) Extension and Outreach, and Practical Farmers of Iowa (PFI), a statewide organization working to equip farmers to...
AMES, Iowa— Iowa Learning Farms will host a webinar on Wednesday, March 18th at 12:00 p.m. with Matt Russell, Executive Director of Iowa Interfaith Power and Light. “The question isn’t: ‘Do you believe in climate change?’ The question is: ‘Do you believe in Iowa farmers?’” said Russell,...
AMES, Iowa—Iowa Learning Farms and USDA-Natural Resource Conservation Service will host a cover crop and soil health field day on Wednesday, March 18 from 12:30-2:30 p.m. at the Campbell Farm near Ground Mound. The event is free, open to the whole family and includes a complimentary meal. ...
AMES, Iowa—Iowa Learning Farms, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, Warren County Soil and Water Conservation District and USDA-Natural Resource Conservation Service will host a cover crop field day on Tuesday, March 17 from 12:30-2:30 p.m. in Agri-Tech Aviation’s airplane hangar near...
AMES, Iowa— Iowa Learning Farms will host a webinar on Wednesday, February 5th at 12:00 p.m. with Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig. The webinar will feature Dr. Jacqueline Comito, Iowa Learning Farms Program Director, and Secretary Naig discussing conservation, water quality and...
AMES, Iowa— Iowa Learning Farms will host a webinar on Wednesday, January 15 at 12:00 p.m. about the Iowa Nutrient Research Center. Matt Helmers, Director of the Iowa Nutrient Research Center, will discuss the Center and some of the impacts from research projects funded by the Center, as...
AMES, Iowa— Iowa Learning Farms will host a webinar on Wednesday, December 18 at 12:00 p.m. about opportunities for the restoration of farmland wildlife in Iowa. Farmland wildlife, including many grassland breeding birds, butterflies, mammals, and other species were once considered by-...
AMES, Iowa—Iowa Learning Farms, along with the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach and West Branch of the Floyd River Watershed Project, will host a cover crop workshop on Wednesday, December 11 from 12:30-2:30 p.m. at the Dordt University Agriculture Stewardship Center. The event is free...
AMES, Iowa—Iowa Learning Farms, along with the Clayton County Soil and Water Conservation District, will host a cover crop workshop on Thursday, December 5 from 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. at the Luana Savings Bank. The event is free, open to the whole family and includes a complimentary meal. ...
AMES, Iowa—Iowa Learning Farms will host a cover crop workshop on Tuesday, December 3 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Titan Machinery in Grundy Center, in partnership with the Black Hawk Creek Watershed Project, Grundy County Soil and Water Conservation District, Clean Water Iowa, Iowa Department of...
AMES, Iowa— Iowa Learning Farms will host a special webinar on Monday, November 18 at 7:00 p.m. about using the systems approach to soil and water conservation with Dr. Benjamin Turner from Texas A&M University-Kingsville. This lecture will highlight research, grounded in systems...
AMES, Iowa— Iowa Learning Farms will host a webinar on Wednesday, November 20 at 12:00 p.m. about the research being done at Iowa State University on grazing cover crops. Cover crops provide many benefits ranging from reducing soil erosion and building soil organic matter to nutrient...
AMES, Iowa—Iowa Learning Farms, in partnership with the Black Hawk and Bremer County Natural Resources Conservation Service, Dry Run Creek Watershed and Miller Creek Watershed, will host a cover crop and soil health field day on Thursday, November 21 from 12:00-2:00 p.m. at Jerry Dove’s farm near...
AMES, Iowa— Iowa Learning Farms, in partnership with Natural Resources Conservation Service, Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship, and Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, will host a cover crop and wetland field day near Nashua on Thursday, November 7. The 12:00-2:00 p.m....
Iowa Learning Farms will host a webinar on Wednesday, October 16 at 12:00 p.m. about the research being done at Iowa State University on bees in agricultural settings. Did you know there are between 300 and 400 species of bees in the state of Iowa? Randall Paul Cass, Extension...
AMES, Iowa— Iowa Learning Farms will host a webinar on Wednesday, September 18 at 12:00 p.m. about the benefits of integrating perennial vegetation into underperforming parts of crop fields. “Ever wonder if something more profitable, productive, and environmentally friendly could be...
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, water quality and drone field day on Thursday, September 19th from 5:00-7:00 p.m. at the Paustian Family Farm, rural Walcott....
AMES, Iowa— Iowa Learning Farms, in partnership with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach and Iowa Corn, will host a cover crop and wetland field day near Gilmore City on Wednesday, September 11. The 5:30-7:30 p.m. event held at the ISU Drainage Research and Demonstration Project, owned by...
AMES, Iowa—Iowa Learning Farms, in partnership with Iowa Monarch Conservation Consortium and Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, will host a pasture restoration and monarch habitat field day on Tuesday, September 10th from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Nathan Anderson’s farm near Cherokee....
AMES, Iowa—Iowa Learning Farms, in partnership with Iowa Monarch Conservation Consortium, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service and National Wildlife Foundation, will host a bioreactor and monarch habitat field day on Thursday, August 29th from 5:...

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