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AMES, Iowa—Iowa Learning Farms will host a webinar on Wednesday, August 12 at noon about the new Sustainable Advanced Bioeconomy Research (SABR) farm at Iowa State University (ISU).   Ecosystem service markets promise farmers new money, but how do we quantify services farmers might...
AMES, Iowa—Iowa Learning Farms will host a webinar on Wednesday, August 5 at noon about the benefits of restoring oxbow wetlands. Learn more about this promising edge-of-field conservation practice, its many benefits, potential funding pools, and other exciting up-to-date news on the gaining...
AMES, Iowa—Iowa Learning Farms, in partnership with the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship (IDALS), Iowa Nutrient Research Center, and Conservation Learning Group, is hosting a free virtual wetland field day on Thursday, Aug. 6 at 1 p.m. CDT. Join us as we explore new wetland...
AMES, Iowa—Iowa Learning Farms will host a webinar on Wednesday, July 29 at noon about the benefits of integrating prairie strips into rowcrop operations. Tim Youngquist, Farmer Liaison for the Science-Based Trials of Rowcrops Integrated with Prairie Strips (STRIPS) team at Iowa State University...
Ames, Iowa, July 14, 2020 – Iowa Learning Farms (ILF), a conservation-focused education and outreach program for Iowa farmers and landowners based at Iowa State University (ISU) Extension and Outreach, has announced the winners of its inaugural Beauty of Conservation Photo Contest. A panel of...
AMES, Iowa—Iowa Learning Farms, in partnership with the Iowa Nutrient Research Center, and Conservation Learning Group, is hosting a free virtual urban stream conservation field day on Thursday, July 23 at 1pm CDT.  Join us as we highlight the importance of urban stream and riparian area...
AMES, Iowa—Iowa Learning Farms, in partnership with the Iowa Nutrient Research Center, and Conservation Learning Group, is hosting a free virtual prairie strips field day on Thursday, July 9 at 1pm CDT.  Join us as we explore the multitude of benefits prairie strips can offer with Tim Youngquist,...
AMES, Iowa—Iowa Learning Farms will host a webinar on Wednesday, July 1 at noon about the effect of a cereal rye cover crop on corn yield. Alison Robertson, Professor and Extension Field Crops Pathologist at Iowa State University, will share results from one of her research projects...
Ames, Iowa, June 19, 2020 – Iowa Learning Farms (ILF), a conservation-focused education and outreach program for Iowa farmers and landowners based at Iowa State University (ISU) Extension and Outreach, is collaborating with Practical Farmers of Iowa (PFI) to provide an online Cover Crop Boot Camp...
AMES, Iowa—Iowa Learning Farms will host a webinar on Wednesday, June 24 at noon about the potential targeted wetland restorations have to reduce agricultural nutrient loads. Over the past 15 years, over 90 wetlands have been restored through the Iowa Conservation Reserve Enhancement...
AMES, Iowa—Iowa Learning Farms, in partnership with the Iowa Nutrient Research Center, Practical Farmers of Iowa and Conservation Learning Group, is hosting a free virtual cover crop field day on Thursday, June 25 at 1pm CDT with video footage from the field and live interaction with farmers and...
Beauty of Conservation Photo Contest
Iowa Learning Farms announces its Beauty of Conservation Photo Contest, scheduled to run from June 22 to July 6. The contest is open to amateur photographers, including youth and 18+ entry groups, with a variety of fun prizes awarded in each group. “The beauty of conservation is...
AMES, Iowa—Iowa Learning Farms will host a webinar on Wednesday, June 17 at noon about the “Whole Farm Conservation Best Practices Manual”.    The “Whole Farm Conservation Best Practices Manual” brought together many experts with the sole purpose of developing best management practices...
AMES, Iowa—Iowa Learning Farms, in partnership with the Iowa Nutrient Research Center, and Conservation Learning Group, is hosting a free virtual soil health field day on Thursday, June 18 at 1pm CDT.  Join us as we dig into soil health with Dr. Marshall McDaniel, assistant professor in soil-plant...
AMES, Iowa—Iowa Learning Farms will host a webinar on Wednesday, June 10 at noon about research on how to optimize nutrient reducing prairie strips.   Targeted restoration of native perennial vegetation (e.g. prairie strips) shows great promise as a nutrient reduction practice. To...
AMES, Iowa—Iowa Learning Farms, in partnership with the Iowa Nutrient Research Center, Conservation Learning Group, and Prairie Rivers of Iowa, is hosting a free virtual saturated buffer field day on Thursday, June 11 at 1pm CDT.  Join us as we explore the first-ever saturated buffer that was...
AMES, Iowa—Iowa Learning Farms will host a webinar on Wednesday, June 3 at noon about the results of a long-term catchment-scale monitoring project in the Black Hawk Lake watershed. The long-term monitoring project collected flow and water quality data from paired catchments, one of...
AMES, Iowa—Iowa Learning Farms will host a webinar on Wednesday, May 27 at noon about urban conservation and stormwater management practices that homeowners can use.   The addition of impervious surfaces to the landscape in urban areas increases water runoff volume and rate, which can...
AMES, Iowa—Iowa Learning Farms, in partnership with the Iowa Nutrient Research Center and Conservation Learning Group, is hosting a free virtual wetland field day on Thursday, May 28th at 1pm CDT.  From fens to oxbows to prairie potholes, each wetland has a role to play. Within a row crop system,...
AMES, Iowa—May is American Wetlands Month and Iowa Learning Farms will host a webinar on Wednesday, May 20 at noon about the importance of wetlands in Iowa. Wetlands are important for all life in Iowa, due to the many ecosystem services they provide, such as water quality improvement,...
AMES, Iowa—Iowa Learning Farms will host a webinar on Wednesday, May 13 at noon about the benefits of reducing mowed land area across rural Iowa. Reducing the size of mowed areas in rural Iowa has many layered benefits for landowners and land. Adam Janke, Assistant Professor and...
AMES, Iowa—Iowa Learning Farms, in partnership with the Iowa Nutrient Research Center and Conservation Learning Group, is hosting a free virtual field day on Thursday, May 14th at 1pm CDT. The event will include video footage from a local riparian forest area and live interaction with Billy Beck,...
AMES, Iowa—Iowa Learning Farms will host a webinar on Wednesday, May 6 at noon about multi-cropping, and the soil health, environmental, and economic benefits of this practice. Multi-cropping has many associated benefits. It adds opportunities for producers to increase diversity to crop...
AMES, Iowa—Iowa Learning Farms will host a webinar on Wednesday, April 29 at noon about the work that is being done in Iowa to reduce losses of agricultural nitrogen and phosphorus, as well as the progress that has been made.   What are the drivers of nutrient loss and water quality...
AMES, Iowa—Iowa Learning Farms will host a webinar on Wednesday, April 22 at noon about the importance of including trees in Iowa’s water quality conversation. Billy Beck, Assistant Professor and Extension Forestry Specialist at Iowa State University, will discuss the benefits that trees...

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