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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...
The regular monthly Iowa Learning Farms webinar for May will be on Wednesday, May 20, at 1:00 p.m. This month’s guest speakers are Rebecca Ohrtman and Jamie Benning, who will talk about source water protection and local partnerships.   The webinar “Protecting Iowa’s Source Water Through Local...
The Environmental Law Institute (ELI), Washington, D.C., is announcing the recipients of the prestigious National Wetland Awards. For 26 years, individuals from across the country have been recognized for their exceptional and innovative contributions to wetlands.   “Dedication, perseverance 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 quality water issues, how watersheds function, and the human relationship with...
Iowa Learning Farms, along with the Iowa Cover Crop Working Group, will host a cover crops workshop on Thursday, April 9 from 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at the Elkport-Garber Community Center in Elkport.   Speaking at the field day is host farmer Mark Glawe of Garber, who will talk about his experience...
The regular monthly Iowa Learning Farms webinar for April will be on Wednesday, April 15, at 1:00 p.m. This month’s guest speaker is Timothy Youngquist, agriculture specialist in the Iowa State University (ISU) Department of Agronomy.   The presentation will focus on ISU research that shows by...
Iowa Learning Farms, along with the Iowa Cover Crop Working Group and Clay County Farm Bureau, will host a field day Thursday, April 2, from 5:30-7 p.m. at the Stephanie and Matt Essick and Rich Harves farm, rural Dickens. The event is free and open to the public.   The field day will begin at the...
The regular monthly Iowa Learning Farms webinar for March will be on Wednesday, March 18, at 1:00 p.m. This month’s guest speaker is Dan Andersen, assistant professor and Extension specialist with Iowa State University (ISU), in the department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering.   Andersen...
Iowa Learning Farms, along with the Iowa Cover Crop Working Group and Washington County Farm Bureau, will host a field day Wednesday, March 25, from 5:30-7 p.m. at the Steve and Dennis Berger farm, rural Wellman.   Speaking at the field day is host farmer Steve Berger, who will talk about his...
Iowa Learning Farms will host three cover crop workshops spring in Jasper, Washington and Clay counties. The evening workshops are free, open to the public, and include a complimentary meal.   Cover crops are growing in popularity in Iowa. When cover crops are added to a corn-soybean rotation, they...
A new podcast series launched this month, titled “Conservation Chat,” does just what the title says. Anthropologist Jacqueline Comito, director of the Iowa Learning Farms and Water Rocks! programs, holds casual conversations with Iowans about various aspects of conservation. Iowa Secretary of...
The Iowa Learning Farms (ILF) February webinar will feature Iowa State University Extension Beef Specialist Joe Sellers. The free webinar will be live on Wednesday, Feb. 18 at 1 p.m.   Sellers will present the feeding value of various annual forage crops, the pros and cons of grazing these crops...
On Jan. 27, Iowa Learning Farms (ILF) begins its fifth year of monthly webinars, kicking 2015 off with Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey.   The webinar will be live on a special date and time: Tuesday, Jan. 27 at 4 p.m.  The webinar will feature ILF program manager Jacqueline Comito and...
This month’s Iowa Learning Farms (ILF) webinar will be on Wednesday, Dec. 17 at 11:30 a.m. The presenter for December is Ingrid Gronstal Anderson with the University of Iowa’s Biomass Fuel Project.   Anderson will talk about the exploration of biomass fuel sources as part of the University of Iowa’...
This month’s Iowa Learning Farms (ILF) webinar will be on Wednesday, Nov. 19 at 11:30 a.m. The presenter for November is Mary Harris, a faculty member at Iowa State University (ISU) in the departments of Natural Resource Ecology and Management and Entomology.   Harris will present information on...

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