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Ames, Iowa—Iowa Learning Farms, along with Practical Farmers of Iowa, will host a cover crops field day at the Rick Juchems’ farm near Plainfield, on Tuesday, Nov. 12, from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. The event will focus on cover crops for soil health as part of the Nutrient Reduction Strategy. The event is...
Ames, Iowa—Iowa Learning Farms, along with Practical Farmers of Iowa, will host a cover crops field day at the Fred Abels’ farm near Holland, on Tuesday, Nov. 19, from 12-3 p.m. The event will focus on cover crops for soil health as part of the Iowa Nutrient Reduction Strategy. The event is free...
Ames, Iowa—Iowa Learning Farms, along with Practical Farmers of Iowa, will host a cover crops field day on Thursday, Nov. 14, from 12-3 p.m. in Stanton. The event will focus on cover crops for livestock use and soil health as part of the Nutrient Reduction Strategy. The event is free and the public...
Ames, Iowa—Iowa Learning Farms, along with Practical Farmers of Iowa, will host a cover crops field day at the Don Elsbernd farm near Postville, on Wednesday, Nov. 13, from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. The event will focus on cover crops for soil health and erosion reduction as part of the Iowa Nutrient...
Ames, Iowa—Iowa Learning Farms, along with Practical Farmers of Iowa, will host a cover crops field day at the Iowa Artists Theatre Company in Amana, on Thursday, Nov. 7, from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. The event will focus on cover crops for soil health as part of the Iowa Nutrient Reduction Strategy. The...
Ames, Iowa—Iowa Learning Farms, along with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, will host a cover crop field day at the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach (ISUEO) Buena Vista County office in Storm Lake, Iowa, on Friday, Nov. 1. Registration begins at 10 a.m. and the program will...
Due to the federal government shut down, there will be no October webinar. Our scheduled presenter, Mark Tomer, is an employee at the National Laboratory for Agriculture and the Environement, therefore is unable to present.   The next webinar is scheduled for Wednesday, Nov. 20, at 11:30 a.m.
Iowa Learning Farms will host a field day, along with Practical Farmers of Iowa, on Wednesday, Oct. 23 from 4 to 6 p.m. at Southeastern Community College, West Burlington. The field day will focus on cover crops for erosion control and soil health.   Cover crops are becoming more common on Iowa...
The Iowa Learning Farms’ (ILF) monthly webinar will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 16 at 11:30 a.m. Mark Tomer, research soil scientist at the National Laboratory for Agriculture and the Environment (NLAE), will be the guest presenter.   The webinar is part of a free series, hosted by ILF, through...
Ames, Iowa—The Iowa Learning Farms’ (ILF) monthly webinar, will be on Wednesday, Sept. 18 at 11:30 a.m., and features the new statewide youth campaign “Water Rocks!” Campaign director Jacqueline Comito and science director Ann Staudt will showcase Water Rocks! and its components.   The webinar is...
Ames, Iowa—Iowa Learning Farms will host a field day at the Mark Jacobs farm in Wapello County, on Wednesday, Sept. 11, from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. The field day will focus on cover crop management. The agenda of the field day includes: host farmer Mark Jacobs will share his experience growing cover crops...
Ames, Iowa—A field day will be held near Gilmore City at the Drainage Research and Demonstration Project site on Tuesday, Sept. 10, from 5-7 p.m. The field day will focus on agricultural practices that can reduce nutrients leaving the field for better water quality. The field day is free and open...
Ames, Iowa—The Iowa Learning Farms’ (ILF) monthly webinar will be on Wednesday, Aug. 21 at 11:30 a.m. and features Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship staff members Jim Gillespie and Shawn Richmond. They will be presenting information about the Iowa Nutrient Reduction Strategy. The...
 Ames, Iowa—A field day will be held on Aug. 30, hosted by the Iowa State University Agricultural Engineering/Agronomy Research Farm, rural Boone, from 9 a.m. to noon with lunch following the program. The event will focus on cover crops and corn production. The field day is free and the public is...
Ames, Iowa—Iowa Learning Farms, along with Practical Farmers of Iowa, will host a field day on Tuesday, Aug. 6, beginning at 10:00 a.m. The field day will focus on using cover crops to build soil health and reduce erosion. The field day will be held at the Southern Iowa Electric Cooperative, 22458...
Ames, Iowa—Iowa Learning Farms, along with Practical Farmers of Iowa, will host a “Visit to the Farm” at Abbe Hills Farm near Mt. Vernon on Sunday, August 4, beginning at 4:00 p.m. The event will focus on urban conservation, sustainable vegetable production, and practicing conservation on farmland...
Ames, Iowa—Iowa Learning Farms, along with Practical Farmers of Iowa, will host a soil health day in Albert City on Tuesday, July 30, beginning at 4:30 p.m. The event will focus on soil health, primarily no-till and strip-till as well as using cover crops. The Soil Health Day will be held in the...
Ames, Iowa—Iowa Learning Farms will host a field day at the Arlyn Kauffman farm near Weldon, Iowa, on Thursday, August 1, beginning at 5:00 p.m. The field day will focus on cover crop management and conservation farming practices for southwestern Iowa soils. A farm tour will be held and David Otte...
Iowa Learning Farms will host a field day near Leon, beginning at 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, July 24. The field day will include a pasture walk at Triple C Farms and will focus on pasture improvement. At the field day, Jane Hanson, Dow Agri Services Representative, and Roth Mullen, Leon MFA manager,...
Iowa Learning Farms will host a field day at the Ann Smeltzer Charitable Trust Farm near Otho on Wednesday, July 17, from 4:00-6:00 p.m. The field day will feature several topics as visitors tour the farm. This field day was postponed from June 12 due to the wet spring and late planting. The field...
The Iowa Learning Farms’ (ILF) monthly webinar, will be on Wednesday, July 17 at 11:30 a.m., and features Michael Castellano, assistant agronomy professor at Iowa State University. His research focuses on nitrogen and soil organic matter. The webinar is part of a free series, hosted by ILF, through...
Farmers are rediscovering the many ways cover crops benefit soil health, from improving soil structure to reducing soil erosion and nutrient runoff. These same advantages are also directly linked to better water quality – which is why some farmers in the Hewitt Creek watershed of northeastern Iowa...
The Iowa Learning Farms’ (ILF) monthly webinar, will be on Wednesday, June 29 at 11:30 a.m., and features Dr. Lois Wright Morton, sociology professor at Iowa State University. Her presentation is titled “Linking and Integrating Water Quality Planning for Action.” The webinar is part of a free...
Big Creek Lake, located near Polk City, was created in 1972 and this year celebrates its 41st birthday. The second annual Big Creek Appreciation Day will be held Saturday, June 8, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. near the beach. The celebration is free and open to the public.  The watershed...
Due to late planting this season, the field day at the Smeltzer Farm has been postponed until a later date this summer. Watch the website and local media for a new schedule date! Ames, Iowa—Iowa Learning Farms will host a field day at the Ann Smeltzer Charitable Trust Farm near Otho on Wednesday...

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