Events Archive

Wednesday, May 20, 2020 - 12:00pm

INRC Assistant Director Kay Stefanik presents an Iowa Learning Farms webinar, “Wetland Ecosystem Services: How Wetlands can Benefit Iowans.”

Thursday, May 14, 2020 - 1:00pm

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. 

Tuesday, April 28, 2020 - 10:48am

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. 

Tuesday, March 24, 2020 - 11:30am to 1:00pm

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:
Or, go to 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

Agenda (PDF)


Wednesday, February 26, 2020 - 3:10pm to 4:00pm

Presented by Dan Jaynes, Soil scientist, USDA Agriculture Research Service, recently retired

Wednesday, January 22, 2020 - 3:10pm to 4:00pm

Presented by Pete Nowak, Professor, Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies, University of Wisconsin.

Wednesday, January 15, 2020 - 12:00pm

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

Monday, November 18, 2019 - 7:00pm

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

Thursday, September 19, 2019 - 10:00am

Iowa Nutrient Research Center – Advisory Council
September 19, 2019, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Eling’s Hall, Iowa State University Campus, Room 1306
Agenda (PDF)

Thursday, August 8, 2019 - 6:00pm

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:

Tuesday, July 9, 2019 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm

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. The event is free, open to the whole family and includes a complimentary meal sponsored. RSVP to 515-294-5429.  More details on location, speakers, etc. online.

Monday, May 13, 2019 - 12:30pm to 2:00pm

Iowa Nutrient Research Center Advisory Council Meeting (by Teleconference/Video) 



Monday, April 29, 2019 - 8:00am to Tuesday, April 30, 2019 - 6:00pm