Conservation field days have been announced for the week of June 21. For more information about recently announced field days, visit here.

Recently Announced 

Extended Rotations with Red Clover

Tuesday, June 22 (2 pm – 2:45 pm)

Red clover might just be Ben Dwire’s favorite crop to grow. During this Practical Farmers of Iowa “Live From the Farm” virtual field day, we’ll talk with Ben about all things red clover and how this nitrogen-fixing cover crop can help other parts of his extended rotations and his livestock operation. We’ll take a peek at the red clover he’s underseeded with his oats and discuss how he manages his cover crop together with his small-grain crop. Then we’ll hop over to the other side of the road and take a look at corn that followed last year’s red clover, where Ben is experimenting with taking nitrogen credits and cutting nitrogen by roughly 40 units.

Register for this field day, here.

Restoring Stream Hydrology and Habitat for Wildlife and Water Quality

Tuesday, August 17 (10 am – 10:45 am)

Learn about stream restoration goals, strategies and benefits on the Little Sioux River, during this Practical Farmers of Iowa “Live From the Farm” virtual field day. Hear from Brian Cuperus and Darrick Weissenfluh about a recent stream restoration and mussel habitat enhancement project completed at the Dickinson County Conservation Board’s Horseshoe Bend property that benefits both wildlife and water qual ity. Also learn more about how landowners can use conservation programs to implement similar restoration projects on their own properties.

Register for this field day, here.

2021 Healthy Soil Summit

Wednesday, August 25 (9 am)  – Thursday, August 26 (5 pm)

This annual event is designed for all farmers seeking to leverage the advantages of soil health for their operation. Learn the tactics necessary to transition your practices to build soil resilience, increase water storage capacity, and decrease costly inputs and programs. Build an ROI for every action on your farm!

Register for this virtual event, here.

Climate-Smart Habitat Management for Pollinators

Tuesday, September 7 (10 am – 10:45 am)

Join Erik Sessions to learn about the work he and his family are doing to increase the diversity of their farm and the surrounding property, during this Practical Farmers of Iowa “Live From the Farm” virtual field day. Learn about strategies and approaches for habitat management to maximize diversity, and hear more about their long-term vision for the land. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service biologist Gregg Pattison will discuss the importance of diverse and connected habitats for wildlife in the Driftless Region.

Register for this field day, here.