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Ames, Iowa—Iowa Learning Farms will host a cover crop field day on Tuesday, November 17, from 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at the Sam and Julie Spellman farm, rural Woodward.  The event is free and open to the public and includes a complimentary meal.   Dallas County Soil and Water Conservation District...
Multi-species cover crop trial field day to be held near Prairie City on Nov. 12   Ames, Iowa—Iowa Learning Farms, along with the Jasper County Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), will host a multi-species cover crop field day on Thursday, Nov. 12, from 10:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. on the...
Ames, Iowa—Iowa Learning Farms, along with the Miller Creek Water Quality Improvement Project will host a cover crop field day on Thursday, November 5, from 4:00-6:00 p.m. on the Louis and Pat Beck farm, rural Buckingham.  The event is free and open to the public and includes a complementary meal...
Ames, Iowa—Iowa Learning Farms, along with the Badger Creek Lake Watershed Project, the Iowa Cover Crop Working Group and farmer Jeff Koch, will host a cover crop field day on Wednesday, November 4, from 10:30a.m.-1:00p.m. at the American Legion Post #403 Veterans Reception Center in Van Meter. ...
Ames, Iowa—Iowa Learning Farms, along with the Benton/Tama Nutrient Reduction Demonstration Project and Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, will host a nutrient management field day on Wednesday, October 28, from 4:00-6:00 p.m. on the John and Brian Weber farm, rural Clutier.  The event...
The next regular monthly Iowa Learning Farms webinar will be on Wednesday, Oct. 21, at 1 p.m. This month’s presenter is Rosalyn Lehman with Iowa Rivers Revival, and Nate Hoogeveen with the Iowa Department of Natural Resources.   Lehman and Noogeveen will discuss how river restoration, used in other...
Iowa Learning Farms monthly webinar will be Wednesday, Sept. 16 at 9 a.m. and will be joining up with the Midwest Ag Drainage Water Management webinar series for this month's installment on bioreactors. This is the third webinar in the Midwest Ag Drainage Water Management series. This webinar...
Iowa Learning Farms and Practical Farmers of Iowa are hosting a field day on Thursday, Sept. 10, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Arliss Nielsen farm, rural Woolstock. Also sponsoring the field day are Iowa Soybean Association and the Boone River Watershed Water Quality Initiative.   The field day will...
Iowa Learning Farms, along with the Walnut Creek Watershed Project, will host a field day on Thursday, Sept. 3, from 5:30-7:30 p.m., at the pond on Jim Bourn’s farm, north of Red Oak.   The field day will review several ways that farmers and landowners can reduce nitrates entering Iowa’s rivers and...
Iowa Learning Farms, along with the Smeltzer Charitable Trust, will host a field day on Wednesday, Sept. 2, from 5:00-7:30 p.m. at the Smeltzer Learning Farm, rural Otho. The field day will focus on “Conservation at Work,” demonstrating conservation farming practices to help reduce soil erosion and...
Iowa Learning Farms, along with the Iowa Soybean Association and Story County Natural Resources Conservation Service, will host a field day on Wednesday, Aug. 26, from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Key Co-op, 13585 620th Ave., Roland.   The field day will review several ways that farmers and landowners...
Farmers and landowners are encouraged to attend a nutrient reduction strategy field day at the Drainage Research and Demonstration Project site near Gilmore City on Thursday, Aug. 27 from 5-7 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.    This year’s field day celebrates the 25th anniversary for...
The regular monthly Iowa Learning Farms webinar for August will be on Wednesday, Aug. 19, at 1 p.m. This month’s guest speaker is Tom Kaspar who will present “Reaching the Full Potential of Cover Crops in Iowa.”   Although cover crops have been around a long time, we don’t have much experience on...
Soil Health Partnership and Iowa Learning Farms will host a field day on Tuesday, Aug. 4, at the Don Elsbernd Farm, rural Postville. The field day will focus on a variety of practices to improve soil health including cover crops and reducing nutrients entering Iowa’s water bodies. Don Elsbernd will...
Iowa Learning Farms will host a field day on Wednesday, Aug. 5, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Craig Fleishman farm, rural Minburn. The field day will focus on the idea of integrating several conservation farming practices to help reduce soil erosion and reduce nutrients entering Iowa’s water bodies...
Iowa Learning Farms, along with the Monroe County Soil and Water Conservation District and Iowa Soybean Association, will host a field day on Thursday, July 23, from 10 a.m. to Noon at the Tom Dykstra farm, rural Eddyville.   Linda Shumate, Monroe County watershed coordinator, is working with...
The regular monthly Iowa Learning Farms webinar for July will be on Wednesday, July 22, at 1 p.m. This month’s presenter is Mahdi Al-Kaisi, Iowa State University (ISU) professor in the agronomy department. His presentation will discuss the concept of soil health, its basic principles, factors for...
Iowa Learning Farms, along with the Jasper County Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), will host a workshop to inform farmers of available conservation planning, the installation of grassed waterways and erosion control blankets along with the use of cover crops. The workshop is set for...
Iowa Learning Farms, along with Conservation Districts of Iowa and Tama County NRCS, will host a pasture walk on Tuesday, June 30, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. on the Eric Werner farm, rural Vining. The field day will include a visit to a permanent and newly converted pasture and a complimentary supper.  ...
Iowa Learning Farms, along with the STRIPS project and the Iowa Cover Crop Working Group, will host a field day on Tuesday, June 23, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Donna Buell farm, rural Holstein.   The STRIPS project, Science-based Trials of Rowcrops Integrated with Prairie Strips, is at Neal Smith...
Iowa Learning Farms, along with the STRIPS project and the Iowa Cover Crop Working Group, will host a field day on Thursday, June 18, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Dick and Diana Sloan farm, rural Rowley.   The STRIPS project, Science-based Trials of Rowcrops Integrated with Prairie Strips, is at Neal...
The regular monthly Iowa Learning Farms webinar for June will be on Wednesday, June 17, at 1 p.m. This month’s guest speaker is Sarah Carlson, who will talk about the latest work on cover crops.   Carlson will discuss some of the research that she has been involved with at Practical Farmers of Iowa...
Iowa Learning Farms, along with the STRIPS project and the Iowa Cover Crop Working Group, will host a field day on Tuesday, June 16, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Iowa State University McNay Memorial Research and Demonstration Farm, rural Chariton.   Speaking at the field day are Tim Youngquist and...
Everyone lives in a watershed. Do you know your watershed? Do you understand the relationship between surface water and the health of our lakes, rivers and streams? Attend an upcoming workshop to learn more about Iowa water quality issues, how watersheds function, and the human relationship with...
AMES, IA—Everyone lives in a watershed. Do you know your watershed? Do you understand the relationship between surface water and the health of our lakes, rivers and streams? Attend an upcoming workshop to learn more about Iowa quality water issues, how watersheds function, and the human...

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