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New conservation field days announced the week of 6/29

New conservation field days announced the week of 6/29

There were 2 field days announced during the week of June 29. For more details about these and 15 more field days, visit here

Recently Announced:

July 17 | Bioreactor Field Day

This field day, sponsored by Prairie Rivers of Iowa, Iowa Learning Farms, Iowa Corn, and the Story County Soil and Water District, will discuss the design and implementation of practices that work to remove nitrate from tile lines. The event is free and open to the public, and includes a complimentary meal. Those interested in attending are asked to RSVP by July 12 to Kayla Bergman, Watershed Coordinator at Prairie Rivers of Iowa, at 515-232-0048 or kbergman@prrcd.org.

July 31 | Learn About Agriculture's 4R

The Right nutrients in the Right amount, in the Right place, at the Right time. PLUS, the conservation farming practices that support the 4RS. RVSP to Sue Health, sheath@iasoybeans.com or 515-334-1021. Registration is FREE, but spots are limited to 150 people. Lunch will be provided.

Upcoming Field Days:

July 10 | Crawfordsville Workshop July 10 to Focus on Nitrogen

The event will allow ISU Extension and Outreach specialists to share research-based information on maximizing profitability with nitrogen management while also increasing the understanding of the practices that minimize and reduce nitrate-nitrogen loss. Supper will be served at 5:30 p.m. for those who have registered for the event, with the program beginning at 6 p.m. The event is free but pre-registration is required in order to get a head-count for the meal. For more information and to pre-register for the workshop, contact the ISU Extension and Outreach Johnson County office at 319-337-2145. Please pre-register by July 6. 

July 10 - 12 | One Water Summit 2018

Join hundreds of top water leaders in the Twin Cities for One Water Summit 2018. It is the premier national conference focused on sustainable, integrated, and inclusive approaches. These approaches focus on managing water, our most precious natural resource. There will be inspiring plenary sessions, skills building institutes, interactive workshops, mobile tours, and unparalleled networking opportunities. Register for the summit here.

July 12 | Strip Till Demo Day

The day will include: strip till demonstrations by various local equipment companies, cover crop presentations and inter-seeding demonstrations, and a panel discussion with local farmers. Register for the event here

July 13 | Iowa Monarch Conservation Summit and Field Day

At this event, you will learn about the ongoing ISU field demonstrations and collaborations statewide. The population of monarchs in the eastern U.S. has declined 80% during the past 20 years and Iowa is in the heart of the Midwestern summer breeding range. See program details and REGISTER HERE: http://www.aep.iastate.edu/monarch/. 

July 14 | New Beginnings: Organic Transition at a Diversified Dairy Farm 

Visitors will tour the dairying facility, walk through grazing paddocks and see the infrastructure the Wedemeiers have built over the last two decades to support their growing herd. Aaron Anderson, district conservationist with the Natural Resource Conservation Service in Fayette County, will speak on soil health and water drainage in relation to the organic transition. This event will also serve as one of the Northeast Iowa Food and Farm Network’s monthly gatherings.  RSVP FOR MEAL TO: Debra Boekholder, debra@practicalfarmers.org;  (515) 232-5661 by Tuesday, July 10.



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