Field Days & Events


Iowa Learning Farms Conservation Webinar

Wednesday February 21 (1-2pm)

The Iowa Learning Farms will be hosting a virtual field day featuring Steven Hall with the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He will be discussing the virtuous cycle of soil organic matter in diversified cropping systems.

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Crop and Relay Intercropping Workshop-Oskaloosa

Wednesday February 21st (12-2pm)
Mahaska County Extension Office- 212 North I Street, Oskaloosa, IA, 52577
Iowa Learning Farms, in partnership with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, will host a cover crop and relay intercropping workshop. The workshop will be hosted by Dr. Matt Helmers, Iowa Nutrient Research Center director, Dr. Mark Licht, associate professor, and extension cropping systems specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, and Dr. Jon Dahlem, Iowa State University postdoctoral research associate. We welcome farmers and landowners to attend these free workshops and join us for a complimentary meal.

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Crop and Relay Intercropping Workshop-Monticello

Thursday February 22nd (12-2pm)
Youth Development Center- Jones County Fairgrounds- 800 North Maple St, Monticello, IA, 52310

Iowa Learning Farms, in partnership with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, will host a cover crop and relay intercropping workshop. The workshop will be hosted by Dr. Matt Helmers, Iowa Nutrient Research Center director, Dr. Mark Licht, associate professor, and extension cropping systems specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, and Dr. Jon Dahlem, Iowa State University postdoctoral research associate. We welcome farmers and landowners to attend these free workshops and join us for a complimentary meal.

For more information, click here.

Crop and Relay Intercropping Workshop- Crawfordsville

Tuesday February 27th (12-2pm)
Southeast Research Farm- 3115 Louisa-Washington Rd, Crawfordsville, IA, 52621

Iowa Learning Farms, in partnership with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, will host a cover crop and relay intercropping workshop. The workshop will be hosted by Dr. Matt Helmers, Iowa Nutrient Research Center director, Dr. Mark Licht, associate professor, and extension cropping systems specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, and Dr. Jon Dahlem, Iowa State University postdoctoral research associate. We welcome farmers and landowners to attend these free workshops and join us for a complimentary meal.

For more information, click here.

Iowa Learning Farms Conservation Webinar

Wednesday February 28 (1-2pm)

The Iowa Learning Farms will be hosting a virtual field day featuring Rick Cruse with Iowa State University and Iowa Water Center. He will be discussing soil conservation and water management as well as the keys to improving climate resilience.

For more information, click here.

Crop and Relay Intercropping Workshop- Carroll

Wednesday February 28th (12-2pm)
Swan Lake State Park- East Shelter House- 23248 Swan Lake Trail, Carroll, IA, 51401
Iowa Learning Farms, in partnership with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, will host a cover crop and relay intercropping workshop. The workshop will be hosted by Dr. Matt Helmers, Iowa Nutrient Research Center director, Dr. Mark Licht, associate professor, and extension cropping systems specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, and Dr. Jon Dahlem, Iowa State University postdoctoral research associate. We welcome farmers and landowners to attend these free workshops and join us for a complimentary meal.

For more information, click here.

Crop and Relay Intercropping Workshop- Atlantic

Thursday February 29th (12-2pm)
Cass County Community Center- 805 West 10th Street, Atlantic, IA, 50022
Iowa Learning Farms, in partnership with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, will host a cover crop and relay intercropping workshop. The workshop will be hosted by Dr. Matt Helmers, Iowa Nutrient Research Center director, Dr. Mark Licht, associate professor, and extension cropping systems specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, and Dr. Jon Dahlem, Iowa State University postdoctoral research associate. We welcome farmers and landowners to attend these free workshops and join us for a complimentary meal.

For more information, click here.

Relay Intercropping- Virtual Field Day

Thursday March 7th (1-2pm)

Iowa Learning Farms, in partnership with the Iowa Nutrient Research Center, and Conservation Learning Group (CLG), is hosting a free virtual field day. oin us for a live discussion with Matt Helmers, Iowa Nutrient Research Center Director, Mark Licht, Iowa State University Assistant Professor and Extension Cropping Systems Specialist, Ross Evelsizer, Natural Resource Projects Director with Northeast Iowa RC&D, and Alex Schaffer, Iowa Soybean Association Research Agronomist.

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Tile Drainage Workshop

Wednesday March 20, 2024 (5:30pm – 7:30pm)
Kirkwood Linn County Regional Center, Room 100 - 1770 Boyson Rd, Hiawatha, IA 52233

Linn County Extension and Johnson County Extension are partnering with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach field specialists to hold a series of two workshops for women in agriculture on the topics of tile drainage and water quality. The March 20th workshop will be held at the Kirkwood Linn County Regional Center in Hiawatha and will include presentations on the basics of field tile drainage, the economics of tile drainage, and water quality considerations.

For more information, click here.

A New Direction in Cover Cropping- Virtual Field Day

Thursday March 21 (1-2pm)

Iowa Learning Farms, in partnership with the Iowa Nutrient Research Center (INRC), and Conservation Learning Group (CLG), is hosting a free virtual field day. Join us for a live discussion with D. Raj Raman, Morrill Professor of Agricultural & Biosystems Engineering at Iowa State University, and Daniel Andersen, Associate Professor of Agricultural & Biosystems Engineering at Iowa State University.

For more information, click here.