Virtual Field Day Oct. 21 - Increasing Water Quality Enhancement Wetlands and Oxbows | Building a Culture of Conservation

Virtual Field Day Oct. 21 - Increasing Water Quality Enhancement Wetlands and Oxbows

September 30, 2021

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 as we explore a few different wetlands and oxbows in the state! We will examine funding programs and hear about the water quality benefits measured through the latest science-based techniques. In addition, we will look at how these water quality enhancement wetlands and oxbows can be used as part of risk management and nutrient reductions plans, as well as providing needed wildlife habitat in key locations. This highly interactive virtual field day will be a discussion between landowners, scientists, and wildlife specialists and virtual field day participants.

Featured speakers include Dr. Matt Helmers, Director of the Iowa Nutrient Research Center, Dr. Kay Stefanik, Assistant Director of the Iowa Nutrient Research Center, Dr. Adam Janke, ISU Extension Wildlife Specialist and Assistant Professor in the Department of Natural Resource Ecology and Management, farmer Heath Stolee, of Nutty Farmer Chestnuts, Radcliffe, Iowa and Casey Judge, Environmental Specialist Senior with the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship.

To participate in the live virtual field day at 1:00 pm CT on October 21 to learn more, click this URL: https://iastate.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJUpduihpj8iE9ZHcjpsenc2DWQILG41wg0D or visit www.iowalearningfarms.org/page/events and click “Join Live Virtual Field Day”.

Or, join from a dial-in phone line:

    Dial: 1.312.626.6799              Meeting ID: 914 1198 4892

The field day will be recorded and archived on the ILF website so that it can be watched at any time. The archive will be available at https://www.iowalearningfarms.org/page/events.

Participants may be eligible for a Certified Crop Adviser board-approved continuing education unit (CEU). Information about how to apply to receive the credit = will be provided at the end of the live field day.

Established in 2004, Iowa Learning Farms is building a Culture of Conservation by encouraging adoption of conservation practices. Farmers, researchers and ILF team members are working together to identify and implement the best management practices that improve water quality and soil health while remaining profitable. Partners of Iowa Learning Farms include the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture, USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service, and Iowa Department of Natural Resources (USEPA section 319) and GROWMARK, Inc.