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AMES, Iowa—Learn more about Iowa’s aquatic wildlife diversity during the Iowa Learning Farms webinar on Wednesday, February 10. From the mighty Mississippi to small puddles in the middle of crop fields or forests, Iowa has a remarkable diversity of aquatic ecosystems and organisms that...
AMES, Iowa—Iowa Learning Farms is hosting a free virtual field day discussing the utilization of perennial biomass and prairie for renewable natural gas generation using digesters on Thursday, February 18 at 1 p.m. CST. Join us for a live discussion with Matt Helmers, Iowa Nutrient Research Center...
AMES, Iowa—The use of electricity to manage herbicide-resistant weeds is the topic of the Iowa Learning Farms webinar on Wednesday, February 3 at noon.  The movement to farm more sustainably coincides with developments in technology to produce higher value agricultural products. Levi...
AMES, Iowa—The Iowa Learning Farms webinar on Wednesday, January 27 at noon will feature preliminary results from a survey about rural Iowa’s drinking water quality. Among the greatest challenges associated with annual row crop production in the region are its impacts on water quality.  ...
AMES, Iowa—Iowa Learning Farms, in partnership with the Iowa Nutrient Research Center, and Conservation Learning Group (CLG), is hosting a free virtual field day the challenges of improving water quality and quantity management in the karst topography of the Upper Iowa Watershed on Thursday,...
AMES, IOWA—How bioreactors are being used to address water quality issues around the world is the topic of the Iowa Learning Farms webinar on Wednesday, January 20 at noon.  Denitrifying woodchip bioreactors are promoted in the U.S. Midwest to clean nitrate from tile drainage, but did you...
AMES, Iowa—Iowa Learning Farms, in partnership with the Iowa Nutrient Research Center, and Conservation Learning Group (CLG), is hosting a free virtual field day on returning oxbows on Iowa’s landscape on Thursday, January 21 at 1 p.m. CST. Restoring oxbows creates a multitude of...
AMES, Iowa—The Iowa Learning Farms webinar on Wednesday, January 13 at noon will provide information on pollinators, the threats they face, opportunities for establishing high quality habitat for pollinators, and how to get projects started. Pollinators, as a group, are in decline. Jeff...
AMES, Iowa—Iowa Learning Farms, in partnership with the Iowa Nutrient Research Center, and Conservation Learning Group (CLG), is hosting a free virtual field day on growing Miscanthus in Iowa on Thursday, January 14 at 1 p.m. CST. Join us for a live conversation with Emily Heaton, Iowa State...
AMES, Iowa—How to improve farm profitability with the use of precision conservation will be the topic of the Iowa Learning Farms webinar on Wednesday, January 6 at noon. Precision agricultural (ag) technology can inform many management decisions on the farm, including identifying...
AMES, Iowa—The topic of the Iowa Learning Farms webinar on Wednesday, December 16 at noon is integrating perennial groundcover into row crop systems. Perennial groundcover (PGC) systems couple a high-yielding annual row crop with a perennial grass groundcover, such as bluegrass or fescue...
AMES, Iowa—Learn more about the economics behind adopting conservation practices to mitigate water quality concerns during the Iowa Learning Farms webinar on Wednesday, December 9 at noon. Wendong Zhang, assistant professor and extension economist at Iowa State University, will present...
AMES, IOWA—Using readily available information to map drainage tile is the topic of the Iowa Learning Farms webinar on Wednesday, December 2 at noon.  Drainage tile is typically ignored after installation, until a problem develops, or the farmer wants to add onto the system. While there are...
AMES, IOWA—Iowa Learning Farms, in partnership with the Iowa Nutrient Research Center, and Conservation Learning Group (CLG), is hosting a free wetland virtual field day on Thursday, December 10th at 1 p.m. CST.  The virtual field day will highlight public and private partnerships working...
AMES, Iowa—Join Iowa Learning Farms on Wednesday, November 25 at noon for an engaging, interactive, and motivational webinar about how moments of awe and gratitude can improve the environment. Jacqueline Comito, an anthropologist and the director of Iowa Learning Farms, will define awe...
AMES, Iowa—The Iowa Learning Farms webinar at noon on Wednesday, November 18 will explore urban water management and low impact development.   Most rainfall in an urban area becomes runoff, which leads to greater peak flow and runoff volume than before the land was developed. Low impact...
AMES, Iowa—Iowa Learning Farms, in partnership with the Iowa Nutrient Research Center, and Conservation Learning Group (CLG), is hosting a free virtual field day with Mark Thompson, Webster County farmer who is making cover crops and strip-tillage work in the Des Moines Lobe on Tuesday, November...
AMES, Iowa—How to create the mind-set needed to evaluate systems and develop a customized approach for adopting soil health practices that meet on-farm goals is the topic of the Iowa Learning Farms webinar at noon on Wednesday, November 11.   There isn’t a prescription for the adoption...
AMES, Iowa—Iowa Learning Farms, an education and outreach program from Iowa State University, will present a webinar at noon Wednesday, November 4, which will assess the progress made by Iowa’s municipalities and industries toward reducing point source pollution reaching Iowa’s waterways. ...
AMES, Iowa—Iowa Learning Farms, in partnership with the Iowa Nutrient Research Center, and Conservation Learning Group (CLG), is hosting a free virtual field day exploring impacts of cover crops, tillage and nitrogen-inhibitors on crop performance and water quality on Thursday, November 5th at 1 p....
AMES, Iowa—Integrating cover crops into corn and soybean cropping systems is the topic of the webinar “Cover Crops for Better Corn and Soybeans” presented by Iowa Learning Farms, an education and outreach program from Iowa State University, at noon on Wednesday, October 28. Learn how...
AMES, Iowa—Iowa Learning Farms, in partnership with the Iowa Nutrient Research Center, and Conservation Learning Group (CLG), is hosting a free virtual field day offering a tour of Iowa’s varied forests on Thursday, October 29th at 1 p.m. CDT. Join us for a live conversation with Billy Beck, Iowa...
AMES, Iowa—Iowa Learning Farms, an education and outreach program from Iowa State University (ISU), will present a webinar, “Sustainable Weed Management Solutions for Iowa Corn and Soybean” at noon Wednesday, October 21, featuring ways to integrate non-chemical tactics to manage herbicide-resistant...
AMES, Iowa—Iowa Learning Farms, in partnership with the Iowa Nutrient Research Center, and Conservation Learning Group (CLG), is hosting a free virtual field day focused on the benefits to the soil, water and the atmosphere when sorghum is added to the corn and soybean rotation on Thursday, October...
AMES, Iowa—A project that assessed the long-term continued success of three different voluntary watershed management approaches is the topic of the Iowa Learning Farms webinar held at noon on Wednesday, October 14. This project, funded by the Iowa Nutrient Research Center, looked at...

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