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The Conservation Learning Group (CLG), a think tank based at Iowa State University (ISU) Extension and Outreach and dedicated to addressing conservation and environmental challenges, has been recognized by the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) with a 2021 Educational...
The Iowa Learning Farms conservation webinar taking place July 21 at noon will feature Manbir Kaur Rakkar, postdoctoral associate at the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities. The focus of Rakkar’s research is related to taking an interdisciplinary approach to improving soil health.   In...
The Iowa Learning Farms conservation webinar taking place July 14 at noon will feature Billy Beck, assistant professor and extension forestry specialist, Iowa State University. Beck’s research focuses on the impacts that trees, forests, and forestry have on water quality and hydrology within...
The Iowa Learning Farms conservation webinar taking place July 7 at 12 p.m. will feature Ted Corrigan, chief executive officer and general manager, Des Moines Water Works (DMWW). Corrigan has extensive leadership experience in the fields of water quality, engineering and water distribution, is a...
Ames, Iowa – The Iowa State University (ISU) Extension and Outreach conservation and water quality education programs Iowa Learning Farms (ILF) and Water Rocks! have been recognized by the Soil and Water Conservation Society (SWCS) with the 2021 Conservation Innovation Award for their Conservation...
The Iowa Learning Farms conservation webinar taking place June 30 at 12 p.m. will feature Bob Hartzler, emeritus professor/extension weed specialist at Iowa State University (ISU). In his presentation, “Weed Management in Iowa: 40 Years of Progress?”, Hartzler will discuss the herbicidal-based...
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...

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