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ISU-based organization has transformed the conservation landscape in Iowa through award-winning innovative research, education and outreach activities. Ames, Iowa, March 13, 2019 – Iowa Learning Farms (ILF), a hands-on education and outreach program for Iowa landowners and agricultural...
AMES, Iowa—Iowa Learning Farms and Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will host a cover crop and no-till workshop on Thursday, March 28th from 12:00-2:00 p.m. at Titan Machinery near Williams. The event is free, open to the whole family and includes a complimentary meal. The...
AMES, Iowa—Iowa Learning Farms and Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will host a cover crops and grazing cover crops workshop on Wednesday, March 27th from 12:00-2:00 p.m. at the McNay Research Farm near Chariton. The event is free, open to the whole family and includes a complimentary...
AMES, Iowa—Iowa Learning Farms and Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will host a cover crop and no-till field day on Tuesday, March 26th from 12:00-2:00 p.m. at the Greene County Extension Office. The event is free, open to the whole family and includes a complimentary meal. ...
Iowa Learning Farms will host a webinar on Wednesday, March 20 at 12:00 p.m. about the role of livestock in sustainable agriculture. This webinar will focus on ruminant nutrition and feeding practices, and how ruminant production can be linked with crop diversity, soil health, climate...
AMES, Iowa— Iowa Learning Farms will host a webinar on Wednesday, February 20 at 12:00 p.m. about the consequences of farming prairie potholes and management options for these common Iowa landscape features. In Iowa, many of the features known as prairie potholes are actively farmed....
AMES, Iowa— Iowa Learning Farms (ILF) will kick off our 15th anniversary by hosting a webinar on Wednesday, January 16th at 12:30 p.m. with Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig. The webinar will feature ILF program director Dr. Jacqueline Comito and Secretary Naig discussing...
AMES, Iowa— Iowa Learning Farms will host a webinar on Wednesday, December 12 at 12:00 p.m. about the #NoTillb4Beans and #CoverYourBeans campaigns launched by the Conservation Learning Group to highlight the potential for time and money savings with no-tillage and cover crops ahead of soybean....
Ames, Iowa – The results of a five-year study conducted by the Iowa Learning Farms, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach and Practical Farmers of Iowa, reinforced that cover crops added to a corn-soybean rotation have no negative effect on yield and result in statistically significant...
Iowa Learning Farms, along with the Clayton County Soil and Water Conservation District, will host a cover crop field day on Thursday, November 29th from 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. at the Luana Savings Bank. The event is free, open to the whole family and includes a complimentary meal. ...
AMES, Iowa—Iowa Learning Farms, along with the Lower Skunk Water Quality and Soil Health Initiative and Henry County Soil and Water Conservation District, will host a cover crops and saturated buffer field day on Wednesday, November 28th from 12:00-2:00 p.m. at the Hillsboro Community Center. The...
AMES, Iowa—Iowa Learning Farms, along with Iowa Seed Corn Cover Crop Initiative, Iowa Corn, and USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service, will host a cover crop and conservation tillage field day on Tuesday, November 27th from 12:00-2:00 p.m. at the Kossuth County Museum in Algona. The event is...
AMES, Iowa— Iowa Learning Farms will host a webinar discussing the innovative Conservation Learning Lab project that is key to understanding impacts of in-field conservation practices beyond the research plot scale on Wednesday, November 14 at 12:00 p.m. The webinar is a remote training...
AMES, Iowa—Iowa Learning Farms, along with Cedar Creek Partnership Project and Wapello County Soil and Water Conservation District, will host a cover crops and grazing cover crops field day on Tuesday, November 20th from 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at the Swanson Farm, rural Ottumwa. The event is free,...
Cover crops are becoming more popular, not only as a way to protect soil health and the environment, but to help farmers turn bigger profits. Interested in learning more? Come attend one of three free events in November. NEVADA, Iowa - Caught between unpredictable trade conditions and...
AMES, IOWA – Lake Geode Watershed Project, in partnership with the Des Moines County Soil and Water Conservation District, Iowa Learning Farms, and Southeastern Community College, will host a cover crop and soil health field day on Wednesday, November 7, from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. at the Southeastern...
AMES, Iowa— 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. The leaching of nitrate and emissions of nitrous oxide, a potent greenhouse gas, are key...
AMES, Iowa— 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. Conservation Planning provides many benefits to the farmer operator, landowner and society through the...
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.-...
AMES, Iowa— On Wednesday, September 5, at 5:30 p.m., Dordt will host the annual Ag Field Day at the Agriculture Stewardship Center (ASC). Dordt, along with the ISU Extension—Farmer Cooperator Trials group, and Iowa Learning Farms, will share research with local farmers about protecting soil...
AMES, Iowa— Iowa Learning Farms will host a webinar will explore the decomposition of tea as a low-cost, scientifically-robust soil health indicator on Wednesday, August 15 at 12:00 p.m. The term ‘Soil Health’ has recently become popular due, in large part, to the increased awareness of...
AMES, Iowa—Iowa Learning Farms, in partnership with Poweshiek County Soil and Water Conservation District, Iowa Soybean Association, Poweshiek County Farm Bureau and Iowa Corn, will host a bioreactor field day on Thursday, August 23rd from 5:30-7:30pm at Roger and Louise Van Ersvelde’s farm, rural...
AMES, Iowa—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...
Lecture will highlight the importance of continuous education in continuing to build a culture of conservation in future generations Ames, Iowa, July 25, 2018 – Water Rocks!, a unique, award-winning, statewide water education program, and Iowa Learning Farms (ILF), a hands-on education...
AMES, Iowa—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...

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