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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...
  Ames, Iowa— The Iowa Learning Farms’ (ILF) monthly webinar, to be held Wednesday, Feb. 20 at 11:30 a.m., will feature Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture (LCSA) director Mark Rasmussen. The webinar is part of a free series, hosted by ILF, through Adobe Connect. The series is usually held...
AMES, IOWA— The Iowa Learning Farms is continuing its monthly webinar series again in 2013. This is the third year of webinars that offer another avenue of learning. They are held on the third Wednesday of each month, beginning at 11:30 a.m. through Adobe Connect. All that is needed is a computer...
  AMES, IOWA —There are 446 impaired water bodies in Iowa listed on the 303(d) impaired waters list, named after section 303(d) of the federal Clean Water Act. A water body gets on this list when it failsto meet water quality standards, meaning these waters are unfit for their designated...
  Ames, Iowa— The Iowa Learning Farms’ (ILF) monthly webinar, to be held Wednesday, Dec. 19 at 11:30 a.m., will feature Iowa Soybean Association (ISA) watershed management specialist Keegan Kult. The webinar is part of a free series, hosted by ILF, through Adobe Connect. The series is usually held...
AMES, Iowa — How can cover crops, strip-tillage, tile drainage systems, small grains and woodchip bioreactors benefit the soil and enhance production in corn and soybean systems? Come find out at Practical Farmers of Iowa’s 2013 annual conference, “Soil and Soul,” taking place Jan. 10-12 at the...
  Iowa Learning Farms will host a workshop “Planning for Spring Cover Crop Management” on Friday, Dec. 7, from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. The workshop will be held at the Mutchler Community Center, 900 E North Street, Bloomfield. The workshop is free and includes a complimentary lunch. The public is...

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