New conservation virtual field days announced for week of March 15th
There was one webinar announced during the week of March 8. For more information about recently announced field days, visit here.
March 17 | Incorporating Conservation Practices Into Your Farm Lease
Charles Brown, farm management specialist, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, will discuss the importance of conservation practices and what landowners should include in their lease to protect their farmland. Participants will learn how costs may be shared for certain conservation practices.
March 16 | 2021 Virtual Cover Crop Boot Camp
Fine-tune your spring cover crop plan and cut unnecessary expenses during this two hour boot camp with Chad Bell and Rebecca Clay. Chad and Rebecca will cover crop economics followed by a Q&A. Then, experienced cover cropper Nathan Anderson and new cover crop user Keaton Krueger will discuss planter set up, nitrogen, planting green, and one another’s cover crop challenges and ideas.
March 16 | Pollinators & Climate Change: Making an Impact on the Farm
Pollinators face many threats, including a changing climate. During this farminar, learn more from Xerces Society climate change lead, Angela Laws, about how climate change impacts pollinators. Then hear from Sarah Nizzi, Xerces Society farm bill pollinator conservation planner and NRCS partner biologist, about the cost-share and technical assistance programs that can help you sustain pollinators on your farm.
March 18 | Improving Water Quality through Stream Stabilization in the East and West Nishnabotna Watersheds
Located in the Loess Hills region of Iowa, the East and West Nishnabotna Watersheds were selected to work with the Iowa Flood Center at the University of Iowa and many other partners to develop Watershed Management Authorities as part of the Iowa Watershed Approach. Through the project, Iowans are working together to address factors that contribute to floods and nutrient flows and enjoy the improvements in quality of life and health resulting from upstream watershed investments. Supported by U.S. Housing & Urban Development dollars, this approach is leveraging the principles of Iowa’s innovative Nutrient Reduction Strategy to make communities more resilient to flooding and help improve water quality.
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