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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
AMES, Iowa — A team of scientists led by Iowa State University has won a $649,000 grant from USDA’s National Institute for Food and Agriculture to study the intricacies of cereal rye cover crops.
Mark Licht, Iowa State University Assistant Professor and Extension Cropping Systems Specialist, and Matt Helmers, Iowa Nutrient Research Center Director, will discuss spring cover crop management and the impact of cover crops on water quality at a virtual field day, April 15, at 1:00 p.m. CDT.
Iowa Nutrient Research Center Director Matt Helmers will be one of the hosts at the upcoming Conservation on Tap event, sponsored by Iowa Learning Farms, in partnership with the Des Moines Water Works and Conservation Learning Group, Thursday, Oct. 19, from 6-7 p.m. at Big Grove Brewery & Taproom in Des Moines. Staff from Big Grove Brewery will join in the conversations as to why water quality matters for brewing, along with Ted Corrigan, CEO and General Manager of Des Moines Water Works, and Mark Licht, associate professor and extension cropping systems specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.
An upcoming “Conservation on Tap,” Thursday, November 30 from 6-7 p.m. at Tellurian Brewing in Charles City will provide local farmers, landowners and urban residents with a chance to discuss and ask questions about conservation practices aimed to improve water quality and soil health, as well as managing risk from weather variability and climate change.
A virtual field day on relay intercropping will be held online, Thursday, March 7, at 1 p.m., Central Time. Presenters will be Matt Helmers, Iowa Nutrient Research Center Director, Mark Licht, Iowa State University Assistant Professor and Extension Cropping Systems Specialist, Ross Evelsizer, Natural Resource Projects Director with Northeast Iowa RC&D, and Alex Schaffer, Iowa Soybean Association Research Agronomist.
Iowa Learning Farms (ILF), in partnership with the Iowa Nutrient Research Center, and Conservation Learning Group, is hosting the event.