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Cover Crop and Soil Health Field Day

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. Read more about Cover Crop and Soil Health Field Day

Madrid Field Day, Aug. 8, to Showcase Conservation Practices

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: https://www.extension.iastate.edu/news/madrid-field-day-showcase-conservation-practices. Read more about Madrid Field Day, Aug. 8, to Showcase Conservation Practices

Virtual Field Day

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.  Read more about Virtual Field Day

Exploring the Bear Creek Saturated Buffer: Virtual Field Day

Thursday, June 11, 2020 - 1:00pm

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.  Read more about Exploring the Bear Creek Saturated Buffer: Virtual Field Day

Digging into Soil Health: Virtual Field Day

Thursday, June 18, 2020 - 1:00pm

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.  Read more about Digging into Soil Health: Virtual Field Day

STRIPS Virtual Field Day

Thursday, July 9, 2020 - 1:00pm

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. Read more about STRIPS Virtual Field Day

ISU Research Farms Virtual Field Days

Monday, August 31, 2020 - 8:00am

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/. Read more about ISU Research Farms Virtual Field Days

Virtual Field Day November 5: Exploring Impacts of Cover Crops, Tillage & N-Inhibitors on Crop Performance and Water Quality

Thursday, November 5, 2020 - 1:00pm

Iowa Learning Farms, in partnership with the Iowa Nutrient Research Center, and Conservation Learning Group (CLG), is hosting a free virtual field day exploring impacts of cover crops, tillage and nitrogen-inhibitors on crop performance and water quality on Thursday, November 5th at 1 p.m. CST. Read more about Virtual Field Day November 5: Exploring Impacts of Cover Crops, Tillage & N-Inhibitors on Crop Performance and Water Quality

Miscanthus: what is the value for Iowa farmers?

Thursday, January 14, 2021 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Join us for a live conversation Thursday, January 14, at 1 p.m. CST, about growing Miscantus in Iowa with Emily Heaton, Iowa State University agronomy professor and ISU Extension and Outreach biomass crop specialist. Hosted by Iowa Learning Farms in partnership with the Iowa Nutrient Research Center and the Conservation Learning Group (CLG). Get more details. Read more about Miscanthus: what is the value for Iowa farmers?

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