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AMES, Iowa—Iowa Learning Farms, in partnership with Iowa Land Improvement Contractors Association (LICA), Iowa Agriculture Water Alliance (IAWA), Natural Resources Conservation Service, Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship (IDALS) and Iowa Corn, will host a bioreactor installation...
AMES, Iowa— Iowa Learning Farms will host a webinar on Wednesday, May 15 at 12:00 p.m. about cover crops and their impacts on water quality and crop yields. This webinar will discuss the impact of different cover crop species on water quality, measured via lysimeters, and cash crop yield...
Ames, Iowa, April 24, 2019 – Iowa Learning Farms (ILF), a hands-on education and outreach program for Iowa landowners and agricultural producers, launched its Emerging Farmer series of resources and guides aimed at supporting new and prospective farmers in developing sustainable business plans for...
AMES, Iowa— Iowa Learning Farms will host a webinar on Wednesday, April 17 at 12:00 p.m. about the importance of soil quality for agricultural production. This webinar will cover how the quality of the soil impacts productivity of crops and how weather variation contributes to yield...
Ames, Iowa, March 27, 2019 – Iowa Learning Farms (ILF), a hands-on education and outreach program for Iowa landowners and agricultural producers, published its 15-Year Summary Report highlighting the organization’s activities, successes and challenges since its inception in 2004. Using the visual...
AMES, Iowa—Iowa Learning Farms and Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will host a cover crop and no-till field day on Wednesday, April 10 from 12:00-2:00 p.m. at Steier Ag Aviation near Whittemore. The event is free, open to the whole family and includes a complimentary meal. ...
AMES, Iowa—Iowa Learning Farms, in partnership with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service and National Wildlife Foundation, will host a cover crops and water quality field day on Tuesday, April 9 from 5:00-7:00 p.m. at Rob Stout’s farm near...
Ames, Iowa, March 15, 2019 - According to the Iowa Learning Farms (ILF) 15-year Evaluation data, Iowa cover crop acres grew last year by approximately 16 percent resulting in approximately 880,000 total acres. While the positive growth at a time when farmers are reporting shrinking profit...
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...

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