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New conservation field days announced the week of 8/16

New conservation field days announced the week of 8/16

There was one field day announced during the week of August 16. For details about this and six more field days, visit here.

Recently Announced 

August 26 | Union County Pollinator Field Day

Landowners and families who want to learn more about planting monarch and pollinator habitat should attend this pollinator habitat field day. Lunch will be provided by Iowa Corn followed by a field tour of pollinator habitat. The event is being hosted by Iowa State University Extension, Pheasants Forever, USDA-NRCS, and Union Soil and Water Conservation District. Dana Schweitzer, coordinator for the Iowa Monarch Conservation Consortium, will give an overview of monarch biology. Kelsey Fleming, farm bill biologist with Iowa Pheasants Forever, will share information about habitat assistance and cost share programs to establish habitat on private land. Click here for more information. Contact Union Soil and Water Conservation District at 641-782-4218 Ext 3 with any questions.

Upcoming 

August 22 | Grazing Covers Crops and Building Community 101

Learn how Greg Rebman and Luke Jones worked together to combine knowledge and skill sets, overcome challenges and develop a profitable contract grazing partnership. We will see a field of wheat underseeded with clover that is a part of PFI’s small-grains cost-share program. Greg will also talk about the importance of supporting young farmers and cultivating healthy landowner-tenant relationships. Learn more and RSVP for the event here.

August 22 | Cover Crop and Conservation Leasing Field Day

Iowa Learning Farms, in partnership with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service and National Wildlife Foundation, will host a cover crops and conservation leases field day on Thursday, August 22 from 5:00-7:00 p.m. at Ken Fawcett’s farm near West Branch. The event is free, open to the whole family and includes a complimentary meal. Please RSVP to Liz Juchems at 515-294-5429 or ilf@iastate.edu.

August 22 | Morgan Creek Watershed Field Day

The Nature Conservancy and partners are hosting a field day on August 22 from 5:30 to 7:30 pm at Dan Voss’s shop near Palo. Local partners will discuss local watershed projects and conservation programs. Supper will be provided by Iowa Corn. Contact Ben Gleason by email at bgleason@iowacorn.org or phone at 515-225-9242 with any questions.

August 28 | Ag Engineering and Agronomy Farm Field Day

Farmers who are wondering what the wet spring will mean for the rest of the growing season and fall harvest will get some professional insight during Iowa State University’s Ag Engineering and Agronomy Farm Field Day Aug. 28 in Boone. This year’s event will feature topics related to the challenging growing season, with opportunities for visitors to see equipment in action, and learn about different ways to mitigate soil compaction.Iowa State’s Ag Engineering and Agronomy Farm is located at 1308 U Ave. Boone, IA 50036. For more information, visit the research farm online, or contact Meaghan Anderson at 515-382-6551 or mjanders@iastate.edu.

August 29 | Bioreactor and Monarch Habitat Field Day

Iowa Learning Farms, in partnership with Iowa Monarch Conservation Consortium, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service and National Wildlife Foundation, will host a bioreactor and monarch habitat field day on Thursday, August 29th from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Rob Stout’s farm near Washington. The event is free, open to the whole family and includes a complimentary meal sponsored by Iowa Corn. 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.



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