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AMES, IOWA -- Iowa Learning Farms and Practical Farmers of Iowa are hosting a series of cover crop management field days at the five Iowa State University (ISU) Research and Demonstration Farms across the state between March 28 and April 5, 2012. The field days will feature winter-hardy cereal rye...
AMES, IOWA --Iowa Learning Farms and Practical Farmers of Iowa will co-sponsor a cover crop field day at the Joe Kriegel farm near Malcom, Iowa, on Tuesday, March 27, beginning at 11:00 a.m. The field day will begin with a cover crop management discussion followed by a complimentary lunch catered...
Ames, Iowa--The Iowa Learning Farms (ILF) March webinar, to be held Wednesday, March 21 at 11:30 a.m., will feature David Laird, an agronomy professor at Iowa State University. The webinar is part of a series, hosted by ILF, held on the third Wednesday of each month through Adobe Connect. All that...
Ames, Iowa--The Iowa Learning Farms' (ILF) February webinar, to be held Wednesday, Feb. 15 at 11:30 a.m. will feature Chad Hart, an economist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. The webinar is part of a series, hosted by ILF, held on the third Wednesday of each month through Adobe...
AMES, Iowa – A statewide program designed to build a "Culture of Conservation" in Iowa will be working closely with the Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture over the next three years.  The Leopold Center has strengthened its partnership with the Iowa Learning Farms (ILF), beginning in...
Ames, Iowa--Iowa Learning Farms is again hosting a series of webinars on the third Wednesday of each month in 2012, a continuation in the series from 2011. The webinars will begin at 11:30 a.m. and will run approximately 45 minutes. Please note that this is a new time from the 2011 webinars. They...
Ames, Iowa--The Iowa Learning Farms (ILF) December webinar, to be held Wednesday, Dec. 14 at Noon, will feature Ryan Harr, who will discuss patch-burn grazing as part of the multi-state Restoration Ecology in Working Landscapes project. The webinar is part of a series, hosted by ILF, usually held...
The Iowa Learning Farms (ILF) November webinar, to be held Wednesday, Nov. 16 at Noon, will feature Wayne Petersen, urban conservationist with the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship (IDALS). The webinar is part of a series, hosted by ILF, held on the third Wednesday of each month...
Ames, Iowa -- Iowa Learning Farms is pleased to announce the publication of Water Quality Matters To Us All, a new book that provides insight into the attitudes and practices of agencies and stakeholders involved in protecting Iowas water quality. Perhaps one of the greatest environmental...
AMES, IOWA--Practical Farmers of Iowa and Iowa Learning Farms will co-sponsor a field day at Gustafson Farms near Boone on Thursday, October 27, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. During the field day, participants will see an aerial seeding demonstration, talk to the pilot and check out recently planted plots of...
Ames, Iowa--The Iowa Learning Farms (ILF) October webinar, to be held Wednesday, Oct. 19 at Noon, will feature Mark Hanna, who will present "ISU Farm Energy: Energy Conservation and Efficiency." The webinar is part of a series, hosted by ILF, held on the third Wednesday of each month. The webinars...
Ames, Iowa--Manure application season is approaching in Iowa. With that comes the need to review or develop a nutrient management plan that includes manure sampling for nutrient analysis along with appropriate application methods. With a manure management plan, manure nutrients can be used for...
Ames, Iowa--Is there a water quality problem in Iowa? This question is posed to Iowans in the latest video produced by Iowa Learning Farms. "Out to the Lakes" is a provocative and engaging film that encourages viewers to think about water quality and their personal relationship with their local...
Ames, Iowa--Iowa Learning Farms and Practical Farmers of Iowa will co-sponsor a cover crops open house field day with Lyon and Sioux Counties Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS), Iowa State University Extension Field Agronomist Joel DeJong and farmer Floyd Jansma on Friday, September 30,...
Ames, Iowa -- A new children's music CD from Iowa Learning Farms, "Dogs, Frogs, and Nature Songs," has just been released. The CD is all about nature, conservation and learning. The CD has 21 songs composed, arranged and performed by Ames and Story County residents who comprise the group Joyful...
Ames, Iowa--The Iowa Learning Farms (ILF) September webinar, to be held Wednesday, Sept. 21 at Noon, will feature Ed Cox, who will share his work with the Sustainable Agricultural Land Stewardship (SALT) project. The webinar is part of a series, hosted by ILF, held on the third Wednesday of each...
Ames, Iowa—Iowa Learning Farms (ILF) is partnering with Pekin Community Schools and the Competine Creek Watershed Improvement Group for a day of conservation activities. On Wednesday, Sept. 14, a field day will be held for the public from 12:00-2:00 p.m. The field day is free and includes a noon...
Ames, Iowa—Iowa Learning Farms (ILF) is hosting a field day at Hickory Grove Lake, near Colo, on Thursday, Sept. 8, from 5:30-8:00 p.m. The field day is free, includes a complimentary dinner and the public is invited to attend. The field day will focus on a water quality improvement project of the...
PRAIRIE CITY, Iowa— Small prairie strips growing at key points in corn and soybean fields at the Neal  Smith National Wildlife Refuge are yielding more than good crops; they’re improving soil and water quality as well as creating beneficial habitat for insects and birds. Research exploring this...
Ames, Iowa—Iowa Learning Farms and Iowa State University Extension are co-hosting a field day that focuses on water quality of tile-drained landscapes on Thursday, Sept. 1 at 5:00 p.m. near Gilmore City in Pocahontas County. The field day is free, open to the public and includes a complimentary...
Ames, Iowa—Iowa Learning Farms and Practical Farmers of Iowa will co-sponsor a field day at the Kelly Tobin farm near New Market in Taylor County on Tuesday, Aug. 30 from 4 to 7 p.m. The field day will feature discussion of cover crop management and includes a complimentary evening meal featuring...
Ames, Iowa—Iowa Learning Farms (ILF) and the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship (IDALS) are hosting a tour of a Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program (CREP) wetland near Nashua in southeast Floyd County on Wednesday, Aug. 24, starting at 5:30 p.m.   The CREP wetland tour will be...
Ames, Iowa— The Iowa Learning Farms’ (ILF) August webinar, to be held Wednesday, August 17 at Noon, will feature Rick Cruse, who will discuss the report “Losing Ground.” The webinar is part of a series, hosted by ILF, held on the third Wednesday of each month. The webinars are held over the noon...
Ames, Iowa—Iowa Learning Farms (ILF), Iowa State University (ISU) Research and Demonstration Farms and ISU Extension are hosting a field day at the ISU Agricultural Engineering and Agronomy Farm, near Ames, Aug. 25, from 9 a.m. to 2:15 p.m. The field day will feature strip-tillage and precision...
Ames, Iowa—Iowa Learning Farms (ILF) is sponsoring a field day at the Iowa State University (ISU) Neely-Kinyon Research and Demonstration Farm near Greenfield, Adair County, on Wednesday, July 27, from 6:00-8:00 p.m. The field day will include a complimentary dinner, and information about...

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