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 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.
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, 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.
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/.
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.
- 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.
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 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.