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

Upcoming Field Days

Biodiversity, Beneficial Insects and Building Resilience

Saturday, July 16 (10am-12pm)

Middle Fork Farm, 2876 Middle Fork Drive NW, Oronoco, MN 55960

Middle Fork Farm is a diverse fruit, vegetable and herb farm located along the beautiful Middle Fork of the Zumbro River in Oronoco, Minnesota. Proprietors Angela Smith and her husband, Erik Tryggestad, have worked extensively to enhance the health and biodiversity of the farm by planting, restoring and managing pollinator habitat both within and surrounding their production fields.

Hear more about their efforts and learn how you can implement habitat for beneficial insects and climate resilience on your own farm.
For more information and to register, click here by July 11.

Precision Farming With Cover Crops for Soil Health and Conservation 

Saturday, July 16 (10am-12pm)

Wisecup Family Farm and Museum, 1200 Canal St, Missouri Valley, IA 51555

The Wisecup family invites you to see how a corn and soybean farm can use cover crops and small grains to improve soil health. Father-son team Lee and Arthur will discuss their use of cereal rye, barley, rapeseed and winter camelina, and take guests to see their short-stature corn research plots. They will also show their diverse assortment of small grains and precision technology equipment – including a drill for planting multi-species cover crops, a roller-crimper and more.

Coupled with their long-time interest in soil health practices, the Wisecups have improved profitability on their acres through precision conservation and were the 2019 recipients of the Pheasants Forever & Quail Forever Precision Farmer of the Year Award. The Wisecups are eager to discuss their practices and help other farmers discover opportunities to integrate similar soil health strategies.
For more information and to register, click here by July 11.