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Ames, Iowa – The Iowa Learning Farms conservation webinar taking place Nov. 3 at noon CDT will feature Steven J. Hall, associate professor, department of ecology, evolution and organismal biology at Iowa State University. Hall’s team takes an interdisciplinary approach to understanding soil organic...
AMES, Iowa –  Iowa Learning Farms and Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will host a cover crop field day on Tuesday, November 16 from 11:30am-1:30pm at the Iowa State University Northern Research Farm near Kanawha. The event is free, open to the whole family, and includes a complimentary...
The Iowa Learning Farms conservation webinar taking place Oct. 27 at noon CDT will feature Beth Baker, assistant extension professor, Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Aquaculture, Mississippi State University. Baker conducts research and outreach in areas of water quality, nutrient transport,...
Iowa Learning Farms, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, and the Iowa Nutrient Research Center will host a cover crop field day on Thursday, November 11 from 11:30am-1:30pm at the Borlaug Center near Nashua. The event is free, open to the whole family, and includes a complimentary meal....
Iowa Learning Farms, in partnership with The Nature Conservancy and Boone River Watershed is hosting a field day on Wednesday, November 10th from 12:00-2:00 p.m. near Lu Verne to highlight the restoration of oxbows on Iowa’s landscape to improve water quality and wildlife habitat. The event is free...
Ames, Iowa – The Iowa Learning Farms conservation webinar taking place Oct. 20 at noon CDT will feature Dr. Sara McMillan, associate professor of agricultural and biological engineering at Purdue University. McMillan’s research focuses on the impacts of agriculture and urbanization on how nutrients...
Ames, Iowa – The Iowa Learning Farms conservation webinar taking place Oct. 13 at noon will feature Jake Hansen, water resources bureau chief, Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship (IDALS). Hansen will discuss IDALS programs and projects in the Iowa Water Quality Initiative, including...
Iowa Learning Farms, in partnership with the Iowa Nutrient Research Center, and Conservation Learning Group (CLG) will be presenting a virtual field day on the benefits of increased water quality enhancement wetlands and oxbows in the Midwest on Thursday, October 21 at 1 p.m. CT. Join us...
Ames, Iowa – The Iowa Learning Farms conservation webinar taking place Oct. 6 at noon will feature Reid Christianson, assistant professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Christianson’s research focuses on how land management in agricultural, urban and native settings impacts...
Ames, Iowa – The Iowa Learning Farms conservation webinar taking place Sep. 22 at noon will feature Peter O’Brien, research agronomist, USDA Agricultural Research Service. O’Brien conducts research on using multiple management tools to increase cropping system sustainability and resiliency in...
Iowa Learning Farms and Upper Wapsipinicon River Watershed Management Authority will host a wetland field day on Wednesday, September 29th from 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at a wetland owned by the Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) near Coggon. The event is free, open to the whole family, and...
Ames, Iowa – The Iowa Learning Farms conservation webinar taking place Sep. 15 at noon will feature Ryan Bergman, technical project specialist, Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering, at Iowa State University. Bergman works on developing and implementing precision agriculture technologies with a...
Iowa Learning Farms, in partnership with the Iowa Nutrient Research Center, and Conservation Learning Group (CLG), is hosting a free virtual field day discussing the impact of prairie STRIPS (Science-Based Trails of Rowcrops Integrated Prairie Strips) on September 23 at 1 p.m. CDT. Join us for a...
The Iowa Learning Farms conservation webinar taking place Sep. 8 at noon will feature William (Bill) F. Hunt, William Neal Reynolds professor and extension specialist, Biological and Agricultural Engineering, North Carolina State University. Hunt is an extension specialist, researcher, and academic...
Iowa Learning Farms (ILF), the Iowa State University (ISU) Extension and Outreach conservation and water quality education program, announced three field days taking place in September. Covering topics from cover crops and nutrient management to pollinators, the programs will provide farmers with...
The Iowa Learning Farms conservation webinar taking place Sep. 1 at noon will feature Catherine DeLong, water quality program manager, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. DeLong works statewide to bring people together to share resources, ideas and perspectives about water quality, and to...
AMES, Iowa—Iowa Learning Farms, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, and Poweshiek County Soil and Water Conservation District will host a cover crop field day on Tuesday, September 14 from 12:00-2:00 p.m. at Roger Van Donselaar’s Farm. The event is free, open to the whole family, and...
Iowa Learning Farms, Iowa Nutrient Research Center, and Iowa Corn will host a nutrient management, cover crop and wetland field day near Gilmore City on Wednesday, September 8, 2021. The event, from 10:30 am to 1:00 pm, will be held at the ISU Drainage Research and Demonstration Project, owned by...
The Iowa Learning Farms conservation webinar taking place Aug. 25 at noon will feature Mark Licht, extension cropping systems specialist at Iowa State University. Licht’s research focuses on corn and soybean cropping systems and management that includes integration of cover crops, no-till and strip...
The Iowa Learning Farms conservation webinar taking place Aug. 18 at noon will feature Ehsan Ghane, assistant professor and extension specialist at Michigan State University. Ghane conducts research in the areas of drainage water management and water quality, and frequently provides educational...
The Iowa Learning Farms conservation webinar taking place August 11 at noon will feature Kelly Nelson, professor, Division of Plant Sciences, University of Missouri Greenley Research Center. Nelson conducts applied research in crop production and drainage water management systems.   In...
The Iowa Learning Farms conservation webinar taking place August 4 at noon will feature Melissa Wilson, assistant professor and extension specialist, University of Minnesota. The focus of Wilson’s research is on the optimization of manure nutrient use to facilitate crop production.   In...
The Conservation Learning Group (CLG), a think tank based at Iowa State University (ISU) Extension and Outreach and dedicated to addressing conservation and environmental challenges, has been recognized by the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) with a 2021 Educational...
The Iowa Learning Farms conservation webinar taking place July 21 at noon will feature Manbir Kaur Rakkar, postdoctoral associate at the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities. The focus of Rakkar’s research is related to taking an interdisciplinary approach to improving soil health.   In...
The Iowa Learning Farms conservation webinar taking place July 14 at noon will feature Billy Beck, assistant professor and extension forestry specialist, Iowa State University. Beck’s research focuses on the impacts that trees, forests, and forestry have on water quality and hydrology within...

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