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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...
The Iowa Learning Farms conservation webinar taking place Sep. 1 at noon will feature Catherine DeLong, water quality program manager, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. DeLong works statewide to bring people together to share resources, ideas and perspectives about water quality, and to...
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, September 14 from 12:00-2:00 p.m. at Roger Van Donselaar’s Farm. The event is free, open to the whole family, and...
Iowa Learning Farms, Iowa Nutrient Research Center, and Iowa Corn will host a nutrient management, cover crop and wetland field day near Gilmore City on Wednesday, September 8, 2021. The event, from 10:30 am to 1:00 pm, will be held at the ISU Drainage Research and Demonstration Project, owned by...
The Iowa Learning Farms conservation webinar taking place Aug. 25 at noon will feature Mark Licht, extension cropping systems specialist at Iowa State University. Licht’s research focuses on corn and soybean cropping systems and management that includes integration of cover crops, no-till and strip...
The Iowa Learning Farms conservation webinar taking place Aug. 18 at noon will feature Ehsan Ghane, assistant professor and extension specialist at Michigan State University. Ghane conducts research in the areas of drainage water management and water quality, and frequently provides educational...
The Iowa Learning Farms conservation webinar taking place August 11 at noon will feature Kelly Nelson, professor, Division of Plant Sciences, University of Missouri Greenley Research Center. Nelson conducts applied research in crop production and drainage water management systems.   In...
The Iowa Learning Farms conservation webinar taking place August 4 at noon will feature Melissa Wilson, assistant professor and extension specialist, University of Minnesota. The focus of Wilson’s research is on the optimization of manure nutrient use to facilitate crop production.   In...
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...
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...

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