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New conservation field days announced the week of 7/19

New conservation field days announced the week of 7/19

There were five field days announced during the week of July 19. For details about these and four more field days, visit here.

Recently Announced

July 24 | Cover Crop Field Day

Practical ways to make soil health, cover crops, and waterways work for corn and soybean growers will be discussed on July 24 from 10:00 am to noon at the Iowa Land Improvement Contractors Association farm, 1741 290th St, Melbourne.  After lunch, attendees are welcome to tour the farm and experience equipment demonstrations. This event is free and sponsored by Iowa Corn and the Oregon Ryegrass Growers Seed Commission. Please RSVP to 515-225-9242 or  bgleason@iowacorn.org. Walk-ins are welcome. 

July 25 | Cover Crop Field Day

Practical ways to make soil health, cover crops, and waterways work for corn and soybean growers will be discussed on July 25 from 10:00 am to noon at the Dordt University Ag Stewardship Center, 3648 US 75 Avenue, about three miles north of Sioux Center.  Lunch will be provided by Iowa Corn.  This event is free and sponsored by Iowa Corn and the Oregon Ryegrass Growers Seed Commission.  Please RSVP to 515-225-9242 or  bgleason@iowacorn.org.  Walk-ins are welcome.

July 31 | Bioreactor Field Day

Iowa Learning Farms, in partnership with Iowa Corn and Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, will host a bioreactor field day on Wednesday, July 31st from 5:30-7:30pm at Bob Floss’ farm, rural Baxter. The event is free and open to the whole family and includes a complimentary meal. Field day attendees will have the opportunity to view and learn about the two new bioreactors on installed on the Floss farm in the spring of 2018. Following the meal, the agenda will feature Carrie Dodds, District 5 Field Manager with Iowa Corn and a demonstration by the Iowa Learning Farms Conservation Station On The Edge trailer, highlighting what is happening beneath the surface in bioreactors and saturated buffers. Weather permitting, the program will continue at the bioreactor site with Bob Floss and Chris Herbold discussing the design, installation and performance of the bioreactors. The field day is free and open to the whole family, but reservations are suggested to ensure adequate space and food. To RSVP please contact Carrie Dodds at 515-326-5914 or cdodds@iowacorn.gov.  

August 6 | Cover Crop Field Day

The Lower Skunk River Water Quality Initiative is hosting a cover crop field day on August 6 from 5-7 pm at Morris Park near Baxter. Jason Steele, soil scientist with the Natural Resources Conservation Service, and Patrick Wall, grazing specialist with ISU Extension, will discuss the economic advantages of using cover crops in your farming operation and how soil health affects your bottom line. Supper is provided by Iowa Corn. To RSVP please contact Miranda Haes at 319-385-2824 or miranda.haes@ia.nacdnet.net. Click here for more information.

August 8 | Bioreactor, Saturated Buffer and Oxbow Field Day

Iowa Learning Farms, in partnership with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, and Iowa State University Research and Demonstration Farms, will host a conservation practice showcase field day on Thursday, August 8th from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at the Iowa State University Uthe Farm near Madrid. The event is free, open to the whole family and includes a complimentary meal. The field day will begin with the meal and an opportunity to visit the Iowa Learning Farms Conservation Station On The Edge trailer. Following the meal, attendees will have the opportunity to tour four conservation practices installed at the farm. The stops will include a saturated buffer with Tom Isenhart, ISU Natural Resource Ecology and Management Professor, bioreactor with Michelle Soupir, ISU Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering Associate Professor, and Natasha Hoover, ISU Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering Research Associate, oxbow wetland with Adam Janke, ISU Natural Resource Ecology and Management Assistant Professor and Extension Wildlife Specialist, and Sean McCoy, Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship Environmental Specialist, and a pollinator habitat demonstration with Seth Appelgate, ISU Monarch Research Team. The event is free and open to the whole family, but reservations are suggested to ensure adequate space and food. Please RSVP to Liz Juchems at 515-294-5429 or ilf@iastate.edu.

Upcoming

July 23 | Cover Crop Field Day

Practical ways to make soil health, cover crops, and waterways work for corn and soybean growers will be discussed on July 23 at the farm of Iowa Corn Growers Association Vice President Jim Greif and Sharon Greif north of Prairieburg. Five farmers will share their experiences and answer questions about no-till, strip-till, cover crops, and grass waterways. This event is free and sponsored by Iowa Corn and the Oregon Ryegrass Growers Seed Commission.  Complimentary lunch provided by BASF.  Please RSVP to 515-294-5429 or bgleason@iowacorn.org. Walk-ins are welcome.



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