Below is a listing of upcoming conservation field days around the state. For a complete listing of future conservation field days in Iowa, click here.

Upcoming Field Days

Bioreactor and Saturated Buffer Workshop 

Wednesday, January 19 (5:30pm – 7:30pm) 

Slater, Iowa 

Iowa Learning Farms, in partnership with Heartland Cooperative, and Agricultural Drainage Management Coalition, is hosting a farmer and landowner workshop on Wednesday, January 19 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Tron Scott’s farm near Slater to discuss bioreactor and saturated buffer edge-of-field practices. The free event is open to farmers and landowners and includes a complimentary meal.

Saturated buffers and bioreactors have been prioritized by the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship as they are some of the most cost-effective methods to improve water quality. These practices can be located within existing filter strips and are designed to work with the drainage system of the field. There are now numerous programs with financial and technical assistance available to encourage farmers and landowners to install these critical practices.

The workshop will be at 3961 NW 158th Ave, Slater. From Slater, head south on 510th Ave/Linn St for 1 mile and continue on NW 44th St for 1 more mile. Turn left to head east on NW 158th Ave. The farm is locate on the north side of the road. To ensure adequate space and food, please RSVP for the Waverly Coffee and Conservation by calling 515-294-5429 or email