INRC Fall Water Research Seminar Series
September 23, 2020
Presenter: Grace Wilkinson, assistant professor, Iowa State University
This talk will explore the how the processes that drive harmful algal blooms in lakes are changing, particularly here in the Midwest, and how to respond to these challenges to maintain lake ecosystem services.
Hear about the latest research being conducted on ISU Research and Demonstration Farms across the state during a series of short, interactive webinars, Monday, Aug. 31, through Friday, Sept. 4. Tours begin each day at 8:00 a.m. ISU Extension Specialists, including INRC Director Matt Helmers (on Tuesday, Sept. 1) will take you into the field, explain what they're seeing and answer your questions. Each morning tour stop features 20 minutes of in-field video, drone footage and presentation. Presenters will be available following the tour to take questions from attendees. Registration required in advance! Get more info at: http://www.aep.iastate.edu/fielddays/.
A free virtual prairie strips field day will be held on Thursday, July 9 at 1pm CDT. Join us as we explore the multitude of benefits prairie strips can offer with Tim Youngquist, ISU Prairie STRIPS farmer liaison, and Gary Guthrie, Story County landowner with prairie strips. Hosted by Iowa Learning Farms, in partnership with the Iowa Nutrient Research Center and Conservation Learning Group.
Iowa Learning Farms, in partnership with the Iowa Nutrient Research Center and Conservation Learning Group, is hosting a free virtual soil health field day on Thursday, June 18, at 1:00 pm CDT. Dig into soil health with Marshall McDaniel, ISU assistant professor in soil-plant interactions, with video footage from the field and live interaction during the event. Visit https://www.iowalearningfarms.org/june-18-virtual-field-day-digging-soil-health to register and join the event.
Iowa Learning Farms, in partnership with the Iowa Nutrient Research Center, the Conservation Learning Group and Prairie Rivers of Iowa, is hosting a free virtual field day Thursday, June 11, at 1:00 pm CDT. Explore the first-ever saturated buffer, which was installed in 2010 within an existing riparian buffer along Bear Creek in Hamilton County. The event will include video footage from the field and live interaction with Tom Isenhart, Iowa State University Professor, Billy Beck, ISU assistant professor and forestry specialist with ISU Extension and Outreach, and Dan Haug and David Stein of Prairie Rivers of Iowa. Together they will discuss how saturated buffers, riparian buffers and pollinator habitat work together to improve water quality, farm aesthetics and wildlife opportunities. Visit https://www.iowalearningfarms.org/june-11-virtual-field-day-exploring-bear-creek-saturated-buffer for more information and a link to join the event.
AMES, Iowa—Iowa Learning Farms, in partnership with the Iowa Nutrient Research Center and Conservation Learning Group, is hosting a free virtual field day on Thursday, May 14th at 1pm CDT. The event will include video footage from a local riparian forest area and live interaction with Billy Beck, Iowa State University Assistant Professor and Extension Forestry Specialist and Adam Janke, Iowa State University Assistant Professor and Extension Wildlife Specialist.
Iowa Learning Farms will host a webinar on Wednesday, April 29 at noon, about the work that is being done in Iowa to reduce losses of agricultural nitrogen and phosphorus, as well as the progress that has been made. Presenter Laurie Nowatzke, Measurement Coordinator for the Iowa Nutrient Reduction Strategy at Iowa State University, will present findings from the forthcoming Annual Progress Report of the Iowa Nutrient Reduction Strategy.
Iowa Nutrient Research Center – Advisory Council Teleconference
March 24, 2020, 11:30 am-1:00 pm
The meeting will be conducted via Zoom teleconference only (no in-person meeting), at: https://iastate.zoom.us/j/900433736;
Or, go to https://iastate.zoom.us/join and enter meeting ID: 900 433 736;
Or join from dial-in phone line: Dial: +1 646 876 9923 or +1 669 900 6833, Meeting ID: 900 433 736
Presented by Dan Jaynes, Soil scientist, USDA Agriculture Research Service, recently retired
Presented by Pete Nowak, Professor, Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies, University of Wisconsin.
Iowa Nutrient Research Center Director Matt Helmers will discuss the center and some of the impacts from the research projects it has funded, as well as current activities, during a webinar on Wednesday, Jan. 15, at 12 p.m. hosted by Iowa Learning Farms. The webinar will be recorded and archived on the ILF website for watching at any time at https://www.iowalearningfarms.org/page/webinars.
Dr. Benjamin Turner, Texas A & M University-Kingsville.
Lecture will highlight research, grounded in systems thinking, aimed at better understanding the dynamics underpinning contemporary soil and water conservation challenges.
More details at systemsthinking-lecture-poster-191001_002.pdf
Iowa Nutrient Research Center – Advisory Council
September 19, 2019, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Eling’s Hall, Iowa State University Campus, Room 1306
Iowa Learning Farms, in partnership with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, and ISU Research and Demonstration Farms, will host a conservation practice showcase field day on Thursday, Aug. 8 from 6-8 p.m. at the ISU Uthe Farm near Madrid. The event is free, open to families and includes a complimentary meal. More information at: https://www.extension.iastate.edu/news/madrid-field-day-showcase-conservation-practices.
Iowa Learning Farms, in partnership with Soil Health Partnership, Iowa Corn, Iowa Soybean Association, Adams County Farm Bureau and Practical Farmers of Iowa, will host a cover crops, grazing cover crops and soil health field day Tuesday, July 9th from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Ray and Elaine Gaesser’s Farm near Corning.
Iowa Nutrient Research Center Advisory Council Meeting (by Teleconference/Video)