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AMES, Iowa—Lessons learned from the Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture will be the topic of the Iowa Learning Farms webinar at noon on Wednesday, June 23. During the webinar, Mark Rasmussen, director of the Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture, will review the history of the...
Ames, Iowa – The Iowa State University (ISU) Extension and Outreach conservation and water quality education programs Iowa Learning Farms (ILF) and Water Rocks! debuted Marsh Madness, the fourth public education platform in their fleet of Conservation Station trailers. Attended by leaders and...
Results from a 2019 survey about Iowans’ lake-based recreation will be shared during the Iowa Learning Farms webinar at noon on Wednesday, June 16. The 2019 Iowa Lakes Valuation Project, funded by the Iowa Department of Natural Resources, is the first statewide survey since 2014 that...
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 on June 17 at 1 p.m. CDT discussing lessons learned from one of the first bioreactor installations in Iowa. Join us for a live discussion...
Phosphorus loss with surface runoff from corn and soybean fields will be the topic of the Iowa Learning Farms webinar at noon on Wednesday, June 9. Research has demonstrated that no-tillage and cover crops are very effective conservation practices to reduce soil erosion and sediment-bound...
AMES, Iowa—Learn about emerging concepts in biogas digestion and on-farm biogas production during the Iowa Learning Farms webinar at noon on Wednesday, June 2. Edward Johnstonbaugh, extension program specialist at Pennsylvania State University (Penn State), will focus on the fundamentals of...
AMES, Iowa—The impact of prairie strips on soil health and crop yield is the topic of the Iowa Learning Farms webinar at noon on Wednesday, May 26. Prairie strips are contour strips of native prairie species that are used like terraces. Prairie strips take up only 10% of a farm field but...
AMES, Iowa—Learn what impacts farmer decision making when it comes to conservation practice adoption during the Iowa Learning Farms webinar at noon on Wednesday, May 19.  Linda S. Prokopy, professor and department head in the Department of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture at...
AMES, Iowa—Learn more about beekeeper, farmer, and landowner attitudes toward pollinator conservation in Iowa during the Iowa Learning Farms webinar at noon on Wednesday, May 12.   Randall Cass, bee extension specialist at Iowa State University (ISU), will share results from a survey on...
AMES, IOWA—Succeeding with small grain, soybean relay intercropping in Iowa is the topic of the Iowa Learning Farms webinar at noon on Wednesday, May 5. Small grain, soybean relay intercropping is the next step after using small grains for cover crops. Mark Licht, assistant professor and...
AMES, Iowa—The Iowa Learning Farms webinar at noon on Wednesday, April 28, will highlight research being done on where pheasants nest and how to better manage areas to make them optimal for nesting.   During the webinar, Taylor Shirley, a graduate research assistant at Iowa State...
AMES, Iowa—Soil health and water quality benefits associated with organic farming will be the topic of the Iowa Learning Farms webinar at noon on Wednesday, April 21.  Dr. Kathleen Delate, professor in the departments of agronomy and horticulture at Iowa State University, will share...
AMES, Iowa—The Iowa Learning Farms webinar at noon on Wednesday, April 14 will feature a showcase of the videos submitted to the Cyclone Soil Health Sweepstakes.    Held during the spring 2021 semester, the Cyclone Soil Health Sweepstakes invited current students at Iowa State University...
AMES, Iowa—Iowa Learning Farms will host a webinar on Wednesday, April 7 at noon with Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig.   Secretary Naig will discuss conservation, water quality, and his vision for Iowa during the webinar. He will also discuss the Iowa Nutrient Reduction Strategy ...
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 discussing spring cover crop management tips and the impact of cover crops on water quality as part of the Conservation Learning Labs...
AMES, Iowa—Soil erosion and how to control it is the topic of the Iowa Learning Farms webinar on Wednesday, March 31 at noon.  Soil erosion negatively affects soil productively, water quality, economics and food security. These impacts will be amplified as a less friendly climate evolves...
AMES, Iowa—Learn about the economics of cover crops during the Iowa Learning Farms webinar on Wednesday, March 24 at noon.  Alejandro Plastina, associate professor and extension economist at Iowa State University, will address the profitability of winter cover crops in Iowa from the...
AMES, Iowa—The Iowa Learning Farms webinar on Wednesday, March 17 at noon, will focus on how to incorporate conservation practices into a farm lease agreement.    Charles Brown, farm management specialist, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, will discuss the importance of...
AMES, Iowa— Learn about the benefits of cropping system diversification during the Iowa Learning Farms webinar on Wednesday, March 10 at noon.    Dr. Matt Liebman, professor of agronomy and H. A. Wallace Chair for Sustainable Agriculture at Iowa State University (ISU), will share the...
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 the stream stabilization efforts in the East and West Nishnabotna Watersheds to improve water quality and reduce flooding on...
AMES, Iowa—The impact of cover crop implementation on water quality in two small watersheds is the topic of the Iowa Learning Farms webinar on Wednesday, March 3.   During this webinar, Matt Helmers, director, Iowa Nutrient Research Center, will highlight three years of water quality...
AMES, Iowa—Silvopasture management is the topic of the Iowa Learning Farms webinar on Wednesday, February 24.  Silvopasture is an agroforestry practice that involves intentionally managing livestock, trees, and forage in the same productive space. There are several strategies to...
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 featuring the efforts in the Clear Creek Watershed to improve water quality and quantity issues on Thursday, March 4 at 1 p.m. CST. Join...
AMES, Iowa—The Iowa Learning Farms webinar on Wednesday, February 17, will highlight research being done on the nutrient retention capacity of newly restored wetlands in Ontario, Canada.  Wetlands have been identified as natural infrastructure to help protect downstream water quality....
AMES, Iowa—Learn more about Iowa’s aquatic wildlife diversity during the Iowa Learning Farms webinar on Wednesday, February 10. From the mighty Mississippi to small puddles in the middle of crop fields or forests, Iowa has a remarkable diversity of aquatic ecosystems and organisms that...

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