Events Archive

Wednesday, November 30, 2022 - 6:00pm

Farmers, landowners and those interested in local conservation issues can discuss what’s on their mind at the “Conservation on Tap” event Nov. 30 at the Iowa Distilling Co., 4349 Cumming Ave., Cumming, Iowa, from 6-7 p.m. The in-person event is hosted by Iowa Learning Farms and Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, in collaboration with Iowa State’s Conservation Learning Group. Hosts will include Matt Helmers, director of the Iowa Nutrient Research Center at Iowa State, and Mark Licht, assistant professor in agronomy and cropping systems specialist with ISU Extension and Outreach. Iowa Distilling Co. president Kyle Doyle will join in the conversations as to why water quality matters for brewing. To ensure adequate space and food, RSVP by calling 515-294-5429 or email ilf@iastate.edu.

Wednesday, November 9, 2022 - 3:10pm

The Iowa Nutrient Research Center is celebrating its 10th anniversary with a seminar series highlighting outcomes and impacts from a decade of research. The series starts Sept. 14, 2022, and continues through May 10, 2023. Two presenters each month will discuss INRC-supported projects.

Hot spots, prairie potholes and prairie implementation will be the focus of the November 9 session presenters:

Thursday, November 3, 2022 - 7:00pm

This year's Fobes Ronald Lecture will be “Cities and Storms: Challenges and Solutions,” presented by Dr. Jennifer Cherrier on Thursday, Nov 3rd at 7 p.m. in the Memorial Union Sun Room at Iowa State University.

As a renowned scientist on water resource sustainability and integrated water management, Cherrier will share her perspectives on challenges and solutions for urban stormwater resiliency. 

 

Wednesday, October 26, 2022 - 9:00am

Bioscience Work-in-Progress (Bio-WIP) Seminar: DAM! Impacts of Beaver Dams on In-Stream Sediment and Nutrients

Presenter: Andrew Rupiper from the Billy Beck Lab in the Natural Resource Ecology Management Department, Iowa State University. 

Connect to the webinar via ZOOM:  https://iastate.zoom.us/j/7879110262

Saturday, October 22, 2022 - 1:00pm to 4:10pm

The Johnson Center for Land Stewardship Policy's first annual Forum on Saturday, 22 Oct 2022, starts at 1 pm., hosted by the Tom and Ruth Harkin Institute at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa. The Forum will be hybrid—both in-person and streamed online. There is no charge for participation, but registration is required at REGISTER

Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack will be the keynote speaker. Other presenters include Senator Tom Harkin, host; and expert panelists Margaret Krome, Michael Fields Agricultural Institute; Keefe Keeley, Savannah Institute; and Ricardo Salvador, Union of Concerned Scientists. 

Co-sponsors for this event include the Iowa Nutrient Research Center. 

 

Wednesday, October 12, 2022 - 3:10pm

The Iowa Nutrient Research Center is celebrating its 10th anniversary with a seminar series highlighting outcomes and impacts from a decade of research. The series starts Sept. 14, 2022, and continues through May 10, 2023. Two presenters each month will discuss INRC-supported projects.

Water monitoring and remote sensing will the focus of the October 12 presenters: 

Wednesday, September 14, 2022 - 3:10pm

The Iowa Nutrient Research Center is celebrating its 10th anniversary with a seminar series highlighting outcomes and impacts from a decade of research. The series starts Sept. 14, 2022, and continues through May 10, 2023. Two presenters each month will discuss INRC-supported projects.

Soil health will be the focus of the September 14 presenters: 

Wednesday, August 24, 2022 - 1:00pm

The annual fall field day at the Iowa State University Northeast Research and Demonstration Farm will run from 1-4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 24. Topics will include carbon markets, corn rootworm and water quality research. 

Wednesday, April 27, 2022 - 3:10pm

INRC Spring 2022 Water Quality Research Seminar Series: Focus on Phosphorus
Presenter: Chad Penn 
is a soil chemist with the USDA-Agricultural Research Service and Purdue University..

Wednesday, March 23, 2022 - 3:10pm

INRC Spring 2022 Water Quality Research Seminar Series: Focus on Phosphorus
Presenter: Antonio Mallarino
, Professor of Soil Fertility and Nutrient management, Department of Agronomy, Iowa State University, and Nutrient Management Specialist, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach

Wednesday, February 23, 2022 - 3:10pm

INRC Spring 2022 Water Quality Research Seminar Series: Focus on Phosphorus
Presenter: Barbara Cade-Menun
 is a research scientist, with Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada, Swift Current Research and Development Centre, Swift Current, SK, Canada

Thursday, February 3, 2022 - 1:00pm

Iowa Learning Farms, in partnership with the Iowa Nutrient Research CenterIowa State University Extension and Outreach and Conservation Learning Group, will present a virtual field day on Thursday, February 3 at 1 p.m. CST. Join us for a live conversation with Dr. Adam Janke, extension wildlife specialist and assistant professor, Iowa State University, and Dr. Mark Licht, extension cropping systems specialist and assistant professor, Iowa State University.

For more information or to register to participate at: https://www.iowalearningfarms.org/redefining-field-edge-improve-profitability-wildlife-habitat-and-water-quality-virtual-field-day-set

Wednesday, January 26, 2022 - 3:10pm

INRC Spring 2022 Water Quality Research Seminar Series: Focus on Phosphorus
Presenter: Justin Chaffin 
is research coordinator of Stone Laboratory and Ohio Sea Grant of The Ohio State University.

Wednesday, January 12, 2022 - 12:00pm

The webinar “Better Utilizing the Field Edge: Saturated Buffers and Bioreactors,” Jan. 12 at noon CST will feature Matt Helmers, professor in the Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering at ISU and director of the Iowa Nutrient Research Center. He will draw on his expertise with field drainage systems and drainage water quality in this session. The meeting is hosted by the Iowa Learning Farms. 

Watch the recording of this webinar, at: https://vimeo.com/665801165

Wednesday, December 8, 2021 - 3:00pm

INRC Fall 2021 Water Quality Research Seminar Series: New Technologies, New Tools and Emerging Concerns 
Presenter: Adina Howe,
is an assistant professor in the Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering at Iowa State University.

Wednesday, December 8, 2021 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

The Iowa Learning Farms (ILF) conservation webinar taking place Dec. 8 at noon CST will feature Kay Stefanik, Iowa Nutrient Research Center assistant director, and Adam Janke, extension wildlife specialist and assistant professor, Iowa State University.  The pair will introduce a new educational case study and learning guide for students, educators, agriculture professionals, farmers and landowners that draws on Stefanik’s expertise in wetland ecology and water quality and Janke’s expertise in the impacts of conservation practices on birds and wildlife. Get more details and the link to participate at: https://www.iowalearningfarms.org/webinar-wetlands-and-wildlife-case-study .

Thursday, December 2, 2021 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm

The public is invited to a special event in honor of the memory and legacy of Iowa conservation leader Paul W. Johnson. Presenters will include Senator Tom Harkin. Register for the Paul W, Johnson Legacy Launch.  After registering, you will receive a confirmation email that includes a link to join the event. 

Tuesday, November 23, 2021 - 9:00am to 3:45pm

Drainage experts from around the Midwest will gather November 23 in Ames to share and discuss updates on drainage issues, research and technology at the 2021 Drainage Research Forum in Ames. The event will be held at the Ames Gateway Hotel and Conference Center on Green Hills Drive with a virtual online option for participation. The meeting begins at 9:00 a.m. with registration and refreshments, and the program is scheduled for 9:30 to 3:45 p.m. Find  details and registration information at https://www.regcytes.extension.iastate.edu/drainageresearch/.

Wednesday, November 17, 2021 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm

The public is invited to a field day near Walcott, Iowa, that will feature cover crops and a saturated buffer, Wednesday, Nov. 17, from 12:00-2:00 p.m., hosted by the Iowa Learning Farms, the Iowa Nutrient Research Center, IIHR-Hydroscience and Engineering, Iowa Geological Survey and Partners of Scott County Watersheds. The field day will begin at Paustian Farms, 6520 215th St, Walcott, IA 52773. The free event includes a complimentary meal. RSVPs are encouraged to ensure adequate space and food (contact Liz Ripley, 515-294-5429 or ilf@iastate.edu).  Find more details and directions at https://www.iowalearningfarms.org/cover-crop-and-saturated-buffer-field-day-be-held-near-walcott-november-17

Thursday, November 11, 2021 - 11:30am to 1:30pm

A cover crop field day on Thursday, Nov. 11, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., will be held at the Borlaug Learning Center near Nashua, Iowa. The event is hosted by the Iowa Nutrient Research Center, Iowa Learning Farms and Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, The field day is free, open to the whole family and includes a complimentary meal. Registration is encouraged to encourage adequate space and food. RSVP or get more details at: https://www.extension.iastate.edu/news/cover-crop-field-day-be-held-near...

Wednesday, November 10, 2021 - 3:00pm

INRC Fall 2021 Water Quality Research Seminar Series: New Technologies, New Tools and Emerging Concerns 
Presenter: Antonio Arenas
recently joined Iowa State University as an assistant professor at the Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering.

Thursday, October 21, 2021 - 1:00pm

Iowa Learning Farms, ithe Iowa Nutrient Research Center, and Conservation Learning Group (CLG) will present 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 and discuss funding programs. We will look at how these water quality enhancement wetlands and oxbows can be used as part of risk management and nutrient reductions plans, and provide needed wildlife habitat in key locations. This highly interactive virtual field day will be a discussion between landowners, scientists, wildlife specialists and virtual field day participants. Get more details or register at: https://iastate.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJUpduihpj8iE9ZHcjpsenc2DWQILG41wg0D

Wednesday, October 13, 2021 - 3:00pm

INRC Fall 2021 Water Quality Research Seminar Series: New Technologies, New Tools and Emerging Concerns 
Presenter: Chris Jones
is a research engineer at the University of Iowa IIHR-Hydroscience and Engineering.

Jones' presentation will outline a proposed objective, 1-value water quality metric for streams in agricultural watersheds, and discuss how Iowa streams fare against this index. Jones’ research interests include contaminant hydrology, real time water monitoring and municipal drinking water quality and treatment.

Wednesday, September 8, 2021 - 3:00pm

INRC Fall 2021 Water Quality Research Seminar Series: New Technologies, New Tools and Emerging Concerns 
Sept. 8, 2021

Presenter: Emily Zimmerman is an assistant professor in the Department of Natural Resource Ecology and Management at Iowa State University.

Wednesday, July 7, 2021 - 9:00am

Topics: 

  • Conversation with ISU Dean of the College of Agriculture & Life Sciences - Daniel J. Robison
  • Updates on corn rootworm and soybean gall midge - Erin Hodgson, ISU Extension & Outreach Entomologist
  • Integrated weed management updates - Prashant Jha, ISU Extension & Outreach Weed Specialist
  • Edge of field practices for nitrate reduction - Matt Helmers, INRC Director, Professor of  Agriculture & Biosystems Engineering

Free and open to the public. Registration not required. Link to flyer for more information.
 

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