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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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
AMES, Iowa—Iowa Learning Farms is hosting a free virtual field day discussing the utilization of perennial biomass and prairie for renewable natural gas generation using digesters on Thursday, February 18 at 1 p.m. CST. Join us for a live discussion with Matt Helmers, Iowa Nutrient Research Center...
AMES, Iowa—The use of electricity to manage herbicide-resistant weeds is the topic of the Iowa Learning Farms webinar on Wednesday, February 3 at noon.  The movement to farm more sustainably coincides with developments in technology to produce higher value agricultural products. Levi...
AMES, Iowa—The Iowa Learning Farms webinar on Wednesday, January 27 at noon will feature preliminary results from a survey about rural Iowa’s drinking water quality. Among the greatest challenges associated with annual row crop production in the region are its impacts on water quality.  ...
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 the challenges of improving water quality and quantity management in the karst topography of the Upper Iowa Watershed on Thursday,...
AMES, IOWA—How bioreactors are being used to address water quality issues around the world is the topic of the Iowa Learning Farms webinar on Wednesday, January 20 at noon.  Denitrifying woodchip bioreactors are promoted in the U.S. Midwest to clean nitrate from tile drainage, but did you...
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 returning oxbows on Iowa’s landscape on Thursday, January 21 at 1 p.m. CST. Restoring oxbows creates a multitude of...
AMES, Iowa—The Iowa Learning Farms webinar on Wednesday, January 13 at noon will provide information on pollinators, the threats they face, opportunities for establishing high quality habitat for pollinators, and how to get projects started. Pollinators, as a group, are in decline. Jeff...
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 growing Miscanthus in Iowa on Thursday, January 14 at 1 p.m. CST. Join us for a live conversation with Emily Heaton, Iowa State...
AMES, Iowa—How to improve farm profitability with the use of precision conservation will be the topic of the Iowa Learning Farms webinar on Wednesday, January 6 at noon. Precision agricultural (ag) technology can inform many management decisions on the farm, including identifying...
AMES, Iowa—The topic of the Iowa Learning Farms webinar on Wednesday, December 16 at noon is integrating perennial groundcover into row crop systems. Perennial groundcover (PGC) systems couple a high-yielding annual row crop with a perennial grass groundcover, such as bluegrass or fescue...
AMES, Iowa—Learn more about the economics behind adopting conservation practices to mitigate water quality concerns during the Iowa Learning Farms webinar on Wednesday, December 9 at noon. Wendong Zhang, assistant professor and extension economist at Iowa State University, will present...

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