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 Ames, Iowa—A field day will be held on Aug. 30, hosted by the Iowa State University Agricultural Engineering/Agronomy Research Farm, rural Boone, from 9 a.m. to noon with lunch following the program. The event will focus on cover crops and corn production. The field day is free and the public is...
Ames, Iowa—Iowa Learning Farms, along with Practical Farmers of Iowa, will host a field day on Tuesday, Aug. 6, beginning at 10:00 a.m. The field day will focus on using cover crops to build soil health and reduce erosion. The field day will be held at the Southern Iowa Electric Cooperative, 22458...
Ames, Iowa—Iowa Learning Farms, along with Practical Farmers of Iowa, will host a “Visit to the Farm” at Abbe Hills Farm near Mt. Vernon on Sunday, August 4, beginning at 4:00 p.m. The event will focus on urban conservation, sustainable vegetable production, and practicing conservation on farmland...
Ames, Iowa—Iowa Learning Farms, along with Practical Farmers of Iowa, will host a soil health day in Albert City on Tuesday, July 30, beginning at 4:30 p.m. The event will focus on soil health, primarily no-till and strip-till as well as using cover crops. The Soil Health Day will be held in the...
Ames, Iowa—Iowa Learning Farms will host a field day at the Arlyn Kauffman farm near Weldon, Iowa, on Thursday, August 1, beginning at 5:00 p.m. The field day will focus on cover crop management and conservation farming practices for southwestern Iowa soils. A farm tour will be held and David Otte...
Iowa Learning Farms will host a field day near Leon, beginning at 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, July 24. The field day will include a pasture walk at Triple C Farms and will focus on pasture improvement. At the field day, Jane Hanson, Dow Agri Services Representative, and Roth Mullen, Leon MFA manager,...
Iowa Learning Farms will host a field day at the Ann Smeltzer Charitable Trust Farm near Otho on Wednesday, July 17, from 4:00-6:00 p.m. The field day will feature several topics as visitors tour the farm. This field day was postponed from June 12 due to the wet spring and late planting. The field...
The Iowa Learning Farms’ (ILF) monthly webinar, will be on Wednesday, July 17 at 11:30 a.m., and features Michael Castellano, assistant agronomy professor at Iowa State University. His research focuses on nitrogen and soil organic matter. The webinar is part of a free series, hosted by ILF, through...
Farmers are rediscovering the many ways cover crops benefit soil health, from improving soil structure to reducing soil erosion and nutrient runoff. These same advantages are also directly linked to better water quality – which is why some farmers in the Hewitt Creek watershed of northeastern Iowa...
The Iowa Learning Farms’ (ILF) monthly webinar, will be on Wednesday, June 29 at 11:30 a.m., and features Dr. Lois Wright Morton, sociology professor at Iowa State University. Her presentation is titled “Linking and Integrating Water Quality Planning for Action.” The webinar is part of a free...
Big Creek Lake, located near Polk City, was created in 1972 and this year celebrates its 41st birthday. The second annual Big Creek Appreciation Day will be held Saturday, June 8, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. near the beach. The celebration is free and open to the public.  The watershed...
Due to late planting this season, the field day at the Smeltzer Farm has been postponed until a later date this summer. Watch the website and local media for a new schedule date! Ames, Iowa—Iowa Learning Farms will host a field day at the Ann Smeltzer Charitable Trust Farm near Otho on Wednesday...
Ames, Iowa— The Iowa Learning Farms’ (ILF) monthly webinar, will be on Wednesday, May 15 at 11:30 a.m., and features Tony Toigo and Patti Cale-Finnegan who will discuss Water Resource Restoration Sponsored Projects. The webinar is part of a free series, hosted by ILF, through Adobe Connect. The...
VINTON, Iowa -- A pasture walk featuring cows grazing a cover crop of rye and hairy vetch, grass finishing, and a new “bird friendly” marketing opportunity will be held Wednesday, May 22. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach beef program specialist Denise Schwab said the event starts at 1 p...
  Ames, Iowa— The Iowa Learning Farms’ (ILF) monthly webinar, will be on Wednesday, April 17 at 11:30 a.m., and features Andy Larson, Iowa State University (ISU) Extension and Outreach specialist in small farm sustainability. The webinar is part of a free series, hosted by ILF, through Adobe...
Ames, Iowa—Iowa Learning Farms will host a workshop, along with Practical Farmers of Iowa, on Thursday April 4, from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Johnson’s Restaurant, Elkader. The workshop will focus on cover crop management for soil health and erosion control. The workshop includes a visit to the...
Ames, Iowa—Iowa Learning Farms will host a workshop, along with Practical Farmers of Iowa, on Monday, April 1, from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Dordt College Agricultural Stewardship Center, near Sioux Center. The workshop will focus on cover crops for erosion control, grazing and soil health....
Because of the low expected temperatures and recent snowfall, the Iowa Learning Farms and Blackhawk Lake Watershed field day will be held at the park shelter in Breda, rather than making the previously scheduled field visits.  The shelter is located on the east side of the road at the north end of...
Due to the cold temperatures and snow on the ground, the Iowa Learning Farms and Practical Farmers of Iowa field day tomorrow will be moved to the Luzerne Fire Station. The station is approximately three miles south of the original field day location, which was scheduled to be at the Dustin...
Ames, Iowa— The Iowa Learning Farms’ (ILF) monthly webinar, will be on Wednesday, March 20 at 11:30 a.m., and features Daniel Barker, assistant scientist with the Department of Agronomy at Iowa State University. The webinar is part of a free series, hosted by ILF, through Adobe Connect. The series...
Ames, Iowa—Iowa Learning Farms will host a field day, along with Practical Farmers of Iowa, on Friday, March 22, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Black Hawk Marsh State Game Management Area, Lake View. The field day will focus on cover crop management.   The field day will begin at the Black...
Ames, Iowa—Iowa Learning Farms will host a cover crops workshop, along with the Eastern Iowa Hay Producers Association (EIHPA), Iowa State University Extension and Outreach and Practical Farmers of Iowa, on Thursday, March 21, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Buzzy’s Pizza in Welton. The workshop...
PLEASE NOTE: Change of venue for this field day to Luzerne Fire Station. Ames, Iowa—Iowa Learning Farms will host a field day, along with Practical Farmers of Iowa, on Tuesday, March 19, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Dustin Kaestner farm near Luzerne. The field day will focus on cover crops...
Farmers who want to learn more about no-till farming practices should attend the No-Till Conference in Moville on Friday, March 15th. Presentations by specialists and panel discussions will address a various aspects of no-till farming, particularly continuous corn no-till farming, manure...
  Ames, Iowa—Practical Farmers of Iowa (PFI) joins with Iowa Learning Farms (ILF) to have farmers showcase their experiences with cover crops this spring at eight field days across Iowa. County Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) Commissioners and Eastern Iowa Hay Producers Association are...

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