News & Events

Iowa Learning Farms, along with Marshall County Farm Bureau, will host a cover crop and conservation leases workshop for women landowners on Thursday, June 7 from 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at the Fisher Community Center in Marshalltown. Women and men are encouraged to attend this free event that is open to the public and includes a complimentary meal.

Iowa Learning Farms, along with Union County Soil and Water Conservation District and USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service, will host a cover crop, soil health and conservation leases field day for women landowners on Wednesday, March 28 from 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at James and Michelle Allen’s farm, rural Diagonal. The event is free and includes a complimentary meal.

The Iowa Chapter of the Land Improvement Contractors Association (LICA), in partnership with the Iowa Agriculture Water Alliance (IAWA), Iowa Learning Farms, Iowa Corn, Iowa Soybean Association and Iowa Pork, will host an edge of field practice field day on Thursday, September 13th from 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. at the LICA Farm, near Melbourne. The event is free and open to the whole family, and includes a complimentary meal.

Iowa Learning Farms, in partnership with the Prairie Lakes Conference and Dickinson County Soil and Water Conservation District, will host a wetland, saturated buffer and bioreactor field day on Thursday, August 9th from 9:00-11:30 near the Okoboji View Golf Course, near Spirit Lake. The event is free and open to the whole family and includes a complimentary meal.

Iowa Learning Farms, in partnership with Polk County Soil and Water Conservation District and Iowa Corn, will host a wetland and saturated buffer field day on Wednesday, August 22nd from 5:30-7:30pm at Tim Minton farm, rural Dallas Center. The event is free and open to the whole family and includes a complimentary meal.

Iowa Learning Farms will host a webinar that aims to improve the understanding and management of nitrogen losses from hydric soil landscapes on Wednesday, October 17 at 12:00 p.m.

Iowa Learning Farms will host a webinar that will highlight the benefits of Conservation Planning for farmers and landowners on Wednesday, September 19 at 12:00 p.m.

Dr. Steven Bradbury will discuss research related to monarch conservation in Iowa.  Bradbury is a professor of Environmental Toxicology in the Departments of Natural Resource Ecology and Management and Entomology at Iowa State University.  

Wren Almitra, Women, Land & Legacy Coordinator, and Tanya Meyer-Dideriksen, NRCS Area Easement Specialist, will discuss the Women, Land & Legacy project on April 20 at 1 p.m.

Dr. Matt Helmers will explore some of the misconceptions about drainage and water quality and will touch on drainage practices that you might hear about more in the future such as drainage water recycling.

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