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The Iowa Learning Farms (ILF) conservation webinar taking place Dec. 8 at noon CST will feature Adam Janke, extension wildlife specialist and assistant professor, Iowa State University, and Kay Stefanik, assistant director of the Iowa Nutrient Research Center housed at Iowa State University. The...
Ames, Iowa – Iowa Learning Farms (ILF), the Iowa State University (ISU) Extension and Outreach conservation and water quality education program, will host “Coffee and Conservation,” Wednesday, Dec. 15, from 8:30-9:30 a.m. at the Warren Cultural Center in Greenfield. The in-person event will provide...
Ames, Iowa – Iowa Learning Farms (ILF), the Iowa State University (ISU) Extension and Outreach conservation and water quality education program, will host “Conservation On Tap,” Thursday, Dec. 9, from 6-7 p.m. at Drink Me Brewing in Sibley, Iowa. The in-person event will provide local farmers and...
Ames, Iowa – Iowa Learning Farms (ILF), the Iowa State University (ISU) Extension and Outreach conservation and water quality education program, will host “Coffee and Conservation,” Tuesday, Dec. 7, from 8:30-9:30 a.m. at the Waverly City Hall in Waverly, Iowa. The in-person event will provide...
The Iowa Learning Farms (ILF) conservation webinar taking place Dec. 1 at noon CST will feature Dr. Laura Witzling, assistant professor in the Greenlee School of Journalism and Communication at Iowa State University. Witzling conducts environmental communication research with an emphasis on...
Iowa Learning Farms (ILF), the Iowa State University (ISU) Extension and Outreach conservation and water quality education program, announced details for its new series of in-person social outreach events aimed at engaging farmers in informal conversations about conservation topics that may be on...
The Iowa Learning Farms (ILF) conservation webinar taking place Nov. 24 at noon CST will feature Jacqueline Comito, anthropologist and ILF director at Iowa State University. Comito will explore what science says about how revising our stories and hope can impact environmental attitudes and...
The Iowa Learning Farms (ILF) conservation webinar taking place Nov. 17 at noon CST will feature Sotirios Archontoulis, associate professor of integrated cropping systems at Iowa State University. Archontoulis conducts research to identify practices that increase both crop productivity and...
The Iowa Learning Farms (ILF) conservation webinar taking place Nov. 10 at noon CST will feature William (Bill) F. Hunt, William Neal Reynolds professor and extension specialist, Biological and Agricultural Engineering, North Carolina State University. Hunt is an extension specialist, researcher,...
Iowa Learning Farms, along with the Iowa Nutrient Research Center, IIHR-Hydroscience and Engineering, Iowa Geological Survey and Partners of Scott County Watersheds will host a cover crop field day on Wednesday, November 17 from 12:00-2:00 pm at Mike Paustian’s farm near Walcott. The event is free...
Ames, Iowa – The Iowa Learning Farms conservation webinar taking place Nov. 3 at noon CDT will feature Steven J. Hall, associate professor, department of ecology, evolution and organismal biology at Iowa State University. Hall’s team takes an interdisciplinary approach to understanding soil organic...
AMES, Iowa –  Iowa Learning Farms and Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will host a cover crop field day on Tuesday, November 16 from 11:30am-1:30pm at the Iowa State University Northern Research Farm near Kanawha. The event is free, open to the whole family, and includes a...
The Iowa Learning Farms conservation webinar taking place Oct. 27 at noon CDT will feature Beth Baker, assistant extension professor, Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Aquaculture, Mississippi State University. Baker conducts research and outreach in areas of water quality, nutrient transport,...
Iowa Learning Farms, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, and the Iowa Nutrient Research Center will host a cover crop field day on Thursday, November 11 from 11:30am-1:30pm at the Borlaug Center near Nashua. The event is free, open to the whole family, and includes a complimentary meal...
Iowa Learning Farms, in partnership with The Nature Conservancy and Boone River Watershed is hosting a field day on Wednesday, November 10th from 12:00-2:00 p.m. near Lu Verne to highlight the restoration of oxbows on Iowa’s landscape to improve water quality and wildlife habitat. The event is free...
Ames, Iowa – The Iowa Learning Farms conservation webinar taking place Oct. 20 at noon CDT will feature Dr. Sara McMillan, associate professor of agricultural and biological engineering at Purdue University. McMillan’s research focuses on the impacts of agriculture and urbanization on how nutrients...
Ames, Iowa – The Iowa Learning Farms conservation webinar taking place Oct. 13 at noon will feature Jake Hansen, water resources bureau chief, Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship (IDALS). Hansen will discuss IDALS programs and projects in the Iowa Water Quality Initiative, including...
Iowa Learning Farms, in partnership with the Iowa Nutrient Research Center, and Conservation Learning Group (CLG) will be presenting a virtual field day on the benefits of increased water quality enhancement wetlands and oxbows in the Midwest on Thursday, October 21 at 1 p.m. CT. Join us...
Ames, Iowa – The Iowa Learning Farms conservation webinar taking place Oct. 6 at noon will feature Reid Christianson, assistant professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Christianson’s research focuses on how land management in agricultural, urban and native settings impacts...
Ames, Iowa – The Iowa Learning Farms conservation webinar taking place Sep. 22 at noon will feature Peter O’Brien, research agronomist, USDA Agricultural Research Service. O’Brien conducts research on using multiple management tools to increase cropping system sustainability and resiliency in...
Iowa Learning Farms and Upper Wapsipinicon River Watershed Management Authority will host a wetland field day on Wednesday, September 29th from 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at a wetland owned by the Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) near Coggon. The event is free, open to the whole family, and...
Ames, Iowa – The Iowa Learning Farms conservation webinar taking place Sep. 15 at noon will feature Ryan Bergman, technical project specialist, Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering, at Iowa State University. Bergman works on developing and implementing precision agriculture technologies with a...
Iowa Learning Farms, in partnership with the Iowa Nutrient Research Center, and Conservation Learning Group (CLG), is hosting a free virtual field day discussing the impact of prairie STRIPS (Science-Based Trails of Rowcrops Integrated Prairie Strips) on September 23 at 1 p.m. CDT. Join us for a...
The Iowa Learning Farms conservation webinar taking place Sep. 8 at noon will feature William (Bill) F. Hunt, William Neal Reynolds professor and extension specialist, Biological and Agricultural Engineering, North Carolina State University. Hunt is an extension specialist, researcher, and academic...
Iowa Learning Farms (ILF), the Iowa State University (ISU) Extension and Outreach conservation and water quality education program, announced three field days taking place in September. Covering topics from cover crops and nutrient management to pollinators, the programs will provide farmers with...

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