Conservation field days have been announced for the week of October 3. For more information about recently announced field days, visit here.
Increasing Wetlands and Oxbows
Thursday, October 21st (1 pm – 2 pm)
Virtual Field Day
Iowa Learning Farms, in partnership with the Iowa Nutrient Research Center, and Conservation Learning Group will be presenting a virtual field day on the benefits of increased wetlands and oxbows in the Midwest on Thursday, October 21 at 1 p.m. CT.
Join us as we explore a few different wetlands and oxbows in the state, look at funding programs and hear about the water quality benefits. In addition, we will look at how these wetlands and oxbows can add needed wildlife habitat in key locations. This highly interactive virtual field day will be a discussion between landowners, scientists, and wildlife specialists and virtual field day participants.
Featured speakers include Dr. Matt Helmers, Director of the Iowa Nutrient Research Center, Kay Stefanik, Assistant Director of the Iowa Nutrient Research Center, Adam Janke, ISU Extension Wildlife Specialist and Assistant Professor in the Department of Natural Resource Ecology and Management, farmer Heath Stolee, of Nutty Farmer Chestnuts, Radcliffe, Iowa and Casey Judge, Environmental Specialist Senior with the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship.
To participate in the live virtual field day at 1:00 pm CT on October 21 to learn more, click this URL: https://iastate.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJUpduihpj8iE9ZHcjpsenc2DWQILG41wg0D