There were no field days announced during the week of September 13. For details about six previously announced field days, visit here.
September 17 | Pollinator Habitat at Scattergood Friends School Farm
Come learn from Scattergood staff and students, as well as Xerces Society biologist Sarah Foltz Jordan, about the why, when, where and how of pollinator habitat design and installation. Mark and Sarah will address farmer concerns about weed control using organic methods. They will also discuss plugs versus seeds and habitat management. Sarah Nizzi, the Natural Resources Conservation Service partner biologist for Xerces Society, will join to offer insights about cost-share opportunities available through farm bill programs. Dinner will be served following the field day in the Scattergood Friends School cafeteria. Please RSVP here.
September 18 | Webinar: Integrating perennials into underperforming parts of fields could improve the farm economy, water quality, and bioenergy feedstock production
Join speaker Emily Heaton, Assistant Professor of Agronomy to discuss integrating perennials into underperforming parts of fields could improve the farm economy, water quality, and bioenergy feedstock production. Connect to the webinar here.
September 19 | Saturated Buffer, Water Quality and Drone Field Day
Iowa Learning Farms, along with Scott County Soil and Water Conservation District and Iowa Natural Resource Conservation Service, will host a saturated buffer, water quality and drone field day on Thursday, September 19th from 5:00-7:00 p.m. at the Paustian Family Farm, rural Walcott. The event is free and open to the whole family and includes a complimentary meal. Reservations are suggested to ensure adequate space and food. For reasonable accommodations and to RSVP please contact Justin Bisinger at (563) 391-1403 Ext 3 or Justin.Bisinger@ia.usda.gov.