Iowa State University Northwest Iowa Research and Demonstration Farm field day set for July 12

July 3rd, 2017

AMES, Iowa — Information of interest to farmers in northwest Iowa will be presented July 12 at a field day at the Iowa State University Northwest Iowa Research and Demonstration Farm near Sutherland.

The field day is open to the public at the farm, which is located at 6320 500th St. near Sutherland. Check-in and registration will begin at 9 a.m. with the program starting at 9:30 a.m.

“The field day will give farmers and the public a chance to see current research projects and talk with the researchers involved in the experiments,” Joel DeJong, an ISU Extension and Outreach field agronomist, said. “Participants also will be able to ask questions about the latest in the agriculture industry.”

The scheduled presentations and speakers include:

  • The 2017-18 Crop Market Outlook:  The Search for Higher Prices by Chad Hart, extension economist
  • Soybean Aphids and Insecticide Resistance by Erin Hodgson, extension entomologist
  • Where are we with aerial imaging and UAVs? by Ryan Bergman, precision ag specialist
  • Agronomic and Weed Management Issues from the 2017 Growing Season by Joel DeJong and Paul Kassel, extension field agronomists

Following the morning program, lunch will be available for a minimal charge.

The farm is located 1/4 mile east of Highway 59 on B-62, about two miles south of Calumet or about 12 miles north of Cherokee.


Joel DeJong, Extension and Outreach, 712-546-7835,
Ed Adcock, Agriculture and Life Sciences Communications Service, 515-294-2314,