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New conservation field days announced the week of 8/31

New conservation field days announced the week of 8/31

There were 5 field days announced during the week of August 31. For more details about these and 11 more field days, visit here.

Recently Announced

September 6 | Mega Farm Soil Health Field Day

This event is hosted by Greg Whitmore, a Soil Health Partnership Farmer, and will have guest speaker Mike Zwingman of Verdesian Life Sciences, a UNL Extension Weed Specialist. Topics will include:

• Nutrient Management with Cover Crops

• Managing Herbicide Resistance

• Soil Health Partnership Update – What are we learning

A meal is provided for registrants. Register here.

September 7 | Conservation Education Day

Speakers and topics will include:

• Josh Spies, The Nature Conservancy, Tree identification and local reptiles

• Drew Delang, NRCS District Conservationist, NRCS Conservation program

• Caleb Waters, Lake Geode Watershed Coordinator, Sampling your waters and controlling runoff

• Jason Steele, NRCS Soil Scientist, How conservation programs improve soil quality

• Bryan Kuntz, Growing Ag LLC & 360 Yield Center Products, Right Time, Placement & Rate of Nitrogen

• Louisa County Conservation Board, Erosion Simulation

• Roger Edwards, host farmer and longtime conversationalist, changes in Agriculture Production covering 5 generations and new cattle production practices

This field day is free, open to the public and includes a complimentary meal. RSVP to Louisa County Farm Bureau at 319-523-2361 or email Louisa.County@ifbf.org

September 13 | Edge of Field Conservation Practice Field Day

The Iowa Chapter of the Land Improvement Contractors Association (LICA), in partnership with the Iowa Agriculture Water Alliance (IAWA), Iowa Learning Farms, Iowa Corn, Iowa Soybean Association and Iowa Pork, will host an edge of field practice field day on Thursday, September 13th from 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. at the LICA Farm, near Melbourne. The event is free and open to the whole family, and includes a complimentary meal.

Septmber 19 | Webinar: Benefits of Conservation Planning to Farmers, Landowners and Society

Speaker Kevin Kuhn of NRCS Resource Conservationist serving on the Ecological Services State Staff will host. Connect to the webinar here.

September 22 | Vollmer Sanders Field Day

This event is hosted by Ryan and Carrie Sanders, a Soil Health Partnership Farmer. Topics will include:

• Business Management and Record Keeping

• Cover crops – termination herbicide interactions, local experience planting equipment

• What is the Soil Health Partnership

• 4R Certification

• Agriculture Industry Update

A meal is provided for registrants. Register for lunch by 9/15 at https://www.soilhealthpartnership.org/

Upcoming

September 4 | Kirk Kimble Water Quality Site

Event Details: Speakers and topics will include:

  • Conservation Farming Economics – PCM
  • Soil Health and Water Quality

Register for the event here

September 5 | Roemke Field Day

Topics will include cover crop species, herbicide impact on cover crops, reductions of slugs and interseeding and the latest cover crop equipment. This field day counts for PARP credits. Register for the field day here.

September 5 | Dordt College Field Day

On Wednesday, September 5, at 5:30 p.m., Dordt will host the annual Ag Field Day at the Agriculture Stewardship Center (ASC). Dordt, along with the ISU Extension—Farmer Cooperator Trials group, and Iowa Learning Farms will share research with local farmers about protecting soil resources and managing nutrient losses in the Sioux County area.

September 6 | Cover Crop Field Day

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach and the Northern Iowa Research Farm Association will host a field day on Sept. 6 focused on using cover crops. The event will highlight both the benefits of cover crops and their management. The field day is free and open to the public. It includes complimentary refreshments and lunch. In order to ensure enough food is purchased for lunch, please register by Sept. 5 to the ISU Extension and Outreach Wright or Hancock county office at 515-532-3453 or 641-923-2856, respectively.

September 6 | Ross/Seipold Soil Health Field Day

Topics will include practical uses of cover crops, cover crop plot tour and a soil health partnership update.

Dinner will be provided for registrants. Register for the event here.

September 6 | Co ver Crops: Seeding Techniques & Soil Health

Topics will include: Cover Crops: Seeding Techniques & Soil Health.

Register for the event here.

September 6 | Cover Crops and On-Farm Conservation

Come learn about the advantages of long-term no-till and cover crops. Discover how machinery modifications to accommodate deep-banding of fertilizer after planting can be successful when using cover crops. RSVP for mealto: Debra Boekholder at debra@practicalfarmers.org; (515) 232-5661 by Monday, September 3.

September 6 | Manure Mangagement + Field Day in the Skunk River Watershed

A systems approach to manure management, water quality and soil health. Manure Management + is a partnership between Iowa NRCS , Iowa Pork Producers Association , Iowa State University , Iowa Agriculture Water Alliance and Corteva Agriscience™ , Agriculture Division of DowDuPont with the goal to educate Iowa Pork Producers that apply liquid swine manure and ag retailers to increase their understanding of the many conservation practices that address environmental and financial sustainability. This includes the use of nitrogen stabilizers in concert with other soil health management and water quality practices.

September 7 | Manure Management + Field Day in the Boone Watershed

A systems approach to manure management, water quality and soil health. Manure Management + is a partnership between Iowa NRCS , Iowa Pork Producers Association , Iowa State University , Iowa Agriculture Water Alliance and Corteva Agriscience™ , Agriculture Division of DowDuPont with the goal to educate Iowa Pork Producers that apply liquid swine manure and ag retailers to increase their understanding of the many conservation practices that address environmental and financial sustainability. This includes the use of nitrogen stabilizers in concert with other soil health management and water quality practices.



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