Field Days & Events

Field Days & Events Check out upcoming field days and other events that you can attend to learn about the conservation techniques.

Field Days: Grazing & Cover Crops

Tuesday, May 30 th (12-3 pm)
3357 400 th Street
Sioux Center, Iowa 51250

Event Details:
Topics discussed will include planting Grazing Rye and Hairy Vetch, baling rye, water quality and growing cover crops for seed. For more information, contact Erica at erica@practicalfarmers.org


Strip-Till and Cover Crops Field Day Grundy County

Thursday, June 8 (5:30 pm-7:30 pm)
Holland City Park
4 th Ave N and Main Street

Event Details :

Free and open to the public. There will be a complimentary meal. Hosted by Fred Abels, topics discussed will focus on strip tillage and cover crops. RSVP to Iowa Learning Farms at 515-294-5429 or ilf@iastate.edu.


Cover Crop and Soil Health Day

Tuesday, June 13 (5-7 pm)
1387 Kendall Young Road
Webster City

Event Details: 

This event is free and open to the public. A complimentary meal will be served. Larry Haren has implemented a wide variety of conservation practices over the past 15 years and since 2012 he’s been using cover crops to promote soil biology. Discussion will include how to pick a cover crop and other information surrounding cover crops. Please RSVP for this event with Liz Juchems at 515-294-5429 or at ilf@iastate.edu.


Weed/Brush Control

Tuesday June 21 st (12:30-4 pm or 5:30-8:30 pm)

Event Details:
McNay Research Farm 45249
170 th Avenue, Chariton

Free and open to the public. Supper is provided at the evening session.


Crops: Horticulture and Agronomic

Tuesday June 21 st (5:30 pm )  

Event Details:
Muscatine Island Farm (Fruitland)
A meal will be provided, anyone is welcome.  

Cover Crops and Water Quality

Thursday June 23 rd (1 pm) 

Event Details:
Southeast Farm (Crawfordsville)

Crops & Soils

Thursday June 23 rd (9 am-noon)


Event Details:
Northern Farm (Kanawha)
A meal will be provided.  


Weed Science

Thursday June 23 rd (8:30 am-noon)  

Event Details:

Curtiss Farm (Ames)
A meal will be provided.


Crops & Soils

Tuesday June 28 th  (1-4:30 pm)  


Event Details:
Northeast Farm (Nashua)


Cover Crop and Soil Health Field Day

Wednesday July 12 th (10 am-12pm)
Cinnamon Ridge Farms
10600 275 th Street
Donahue, Iowa 52746 


Crops & Soils

Thursday July 13 th (10 am (registration is 9:30 am)

Event Details:
Northwest Farm (Sutherland)
A meal will be provided.

Weeds

Tuesday July 18 th (10 am-3 pm)

Event Details:
Southeast Farm (Crawfordsville) $25 to attend, meal is provided, preregistration required.

More details here: http://www.aep.iastate.edu/weeds/


Weeds

Wednesday July 19 th (10 am-3 pm)

Event Details:
Armstrong Farm (Lewis)
$25 to attend, meal is provided, preregistration required.

More details here. http://www.aep.iastate.edu/weeds/


Weeds

Thursday July 20 th (10 am-3 pm)

Event Details:
Northeast Farm (Nashua)
$25 to attend, meal is provided, preregistration required.

More details here. http://www.aep.iastate.edu/weeds/


Weeds

Friday July 21 st (10 am-3 pm)

Event Details:
Northwest Farm (Sutherland)
$25 to attend, meal is provided, preregistration required.
More details here. http://www.aep.iastate.edu/weeds/

Weeds

Saturday July 22 nd (10 am-3 pm)


Event Details:
Field Extension Education Lab (Boone)
$25 to attend, meal is provided, preregistration required.
More details here. http://www.aep.iastate.edu/weeds/


Saturated Buffer and Cover Crop Field Day Polk County

Tuesday, August 1
For more information, click here.

Crops & Forages

Wednesday August 2 nd (5 pm)  

Event Details:
McNay Farm (Chariton) A meal will be provided.

Pasture Tour Field Day Taylor County

Thursday, August 3
For more information, click here.

Cover Crop and Soil Health Field Day Dickinson County

Wednesday, August 9
For more information, click here.

Crops & Soils

Wednesday August 23 rd (4 pm)


Event Details:
Neeley-Kinyon Farm (Greenfield)
A meal will be provided.


Crops & Soils

Saturday August 26 th (10:30 am)  


Event Details:
Northeast Farm (Nashua)
A meal will be provided.


Crops & Soils

Friday September 8 th (1:30 pm)


Event Details:
Southeast Farm (Crawfordsville)
A meal will be provided.


Crops & Soils

Friday Septemb er 8 th (9 am-noon)

Event Details:
Northeast Farm (Kanawha) A meal will be provided.