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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...
Ames, Iowa— The Iowa Learning Farms’ (ILF) July webinar, to be held Wednesday, July 20 at Noon, will feature Emily Heaton, who will present “Giant Miscanthus and other perennial energy crops.” The webinar is part of a series, hosted by ILF, held on the third Wednesday of each month. The webinars...
Ames, Iowa—Iowa Learning Farms (ILF) will sponsor a strip-tillage and cover crop management field day at the Ann Smeltzer Charitable Trust Farm, south of Otho in Webster County, on Wednesday, July 20, from 6:00-8:00 p.m. The field day is free, includes a complimentary dinner and the public is...
Ames, Iowa—Harold and Kay Whipple, along with Iowa Learning Farms, will co-host an event “Conservation Conversations on the Prairie” at the Whipple’s farm in rural Lacona on Tuesday, July 19, beginning at 3:00 p.m. The event is free and the public is invited to attend, but registration is required...
Ames, Iowa—Iowa Learning Farms (ILF) is sponsoring a field day at the Craig Embretson farm in Clayton County on Wednesday, July 13, from 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. The field day will include a complimentary lunch, information about strategies for no-till and also cover crop management. The event is free...
Ames, Iowa—Iowa Learning Farms (ILF) is sponsoring a “field day” at the Lake Park, Iowa, community center on Wednesday, July 6, from 5:00-7:30 p.m. The field day will include a complimentary dinner and information about strategies to reduce soil erosion and limiting nutrient losses into water...
Ames, Iowa—Iowa Learning Farms (ILF) and the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship (IDALS) are hosting a bus tour of Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program (CREP) wetlands in Kossuth County on Tuesday, June 28, from 1:30-3:30 p.m.   Registered attendees can park and meet the motor...
Ames, Iowa--Iowa Learning Farms (ILF) and the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship (IDALS) are hosting a bus tour of Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program (CREP) wetlands in Dallas County on Thursday, June 23, from 9:00-11:00 a.m. Registered attendees can park and meet the motor...
Ames, Iowa--Iowa Learning Farms (ILF) will sponsor a strip-tillage management field day with Iowa State University (ISU) Extension Field Agronomist Virgil Schmitt and ILF farmer-partner Doug Nolte in Muscatine County on Wednesday, June 22, from 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. The field day will include a...
Ames, Iowa--Iowa Learning Farms and Practical Farmers of Iowa will co-sponsor a field day with Iowa State University Extension Field Agronomist Paul Kassel and farmer Jeff Joyce in Palo Alto County on Friday, June 17, from 12:00-1:30 p.m. The field day will begin with a complimentary meal at noon...
Ames, Iowa -- The Iowa Learning Farms (ILF) June webinar, to be held Wednesday, June 15 at Noon, will feature Michelle Soupir, who will talk about the fate and transport of pathogens from agricultural landscapes. The webinar is part of a series, hosted by ILF, held on the third Wednesday of each...
Ames, Iowa--Iowa Learning Farms and Key Cooperative will co-sponsor a strip-tillage field day at the Mike Hermanson farm and at Key Co-op S14 Office strip-till plots in northern Story County on Tuesday, June 21, beginning at 10:00 a.m. The field day will include a complimentary lunch and...
Ames, Iowa--Iowa Learning Farms will sponsor a strip-tillage Open House at the Arlo Van Diest farm in Hamilton County on Tuesday, June 14, from 5:00-8:00 p.m. With todays high fuel prices, cash rents and land costs, there has never been a better time to explore reduced tillage options. Visit the...
Ames, Iowa--Iowa Learning Farms and Practical Farmers of Iowa will co-sponsor a Cover Crop field day at the Rob Stout farm in Washington County on Wednesday, June 1, beginning at 5:30 p.m. The field day will begin with a complimentary evening meal, followed by a cover crop management discussion....
Ames, Iowa--The Iowa Learning Farms (ILF) May webinar, to be held Wednesday, May 18 at Noon, will feature Laura Christianson, who will talk about the benefits and challenges of bioreactors. The webinar is part of a series, hosted by ILF, held on the third Wednesday of each month. The webinars will...
Ames, Iowa— Iowa Learning Farms (ILF) is gearing up for another busy season of travel with the Conservation Station, a mobile learning center that encourages all Iowans to help protect and improve soil and water quality. Requests are now being accepted for 2011 events.   The ILF Conservation...
AMES, IOWA— There is a river that flows through the lives of everyone. Rivers are the veins of the land and an indicator of the health of its people. A new Iowa Learning Farm (ILF) video, "Troubled Waters," explores rivers and the human relationship with them. Winner of an Iowa Motion Picture...

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