Field Days & Events


Cover Crop Workshop

Tuesday, January 24 (10:39am-12:30pm)
Jackson Building on the Madison County Fairgrounds
Boender Farm, 2052 27th St, Oskaloosa, IA 52577

Iowa Learning Farms will host a cover crop workshop on Tuesday, January 24, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 a.m. at Steve Boender’s Farm near Oskaloosa. The free event is open to farmers and landowners and includes a complimentary meal.

This workshop aims to equip attendees with best management practices for establishing and managing cover crops to maintain yields during the transition to a higher residue system of cover crops. Additionally, the workshop offers the opportunity to learn more about taking cover crops to the next level for soil health through grazing and relay cropping with soybeans.

For more information and to RSVP, click here.

Iowa Learning Farms Conservation Webinar

Wednesday, January 25 (12pm)
Live Webinar
The Iowa Learning Farms will be hosting a live webinar featuring Maria Lemke with the Nature Conservancy.

For more information, click here.

Conservation on Tap

Thursday, January 26 (6pm-7pm)
Stompbox Brewing
210 E River Dr, Davenport, IA 52801

Iowa Learning Farms will host “Conservation on Tap” Thursday, January 26, from 6-7pm at the Stompbox Brewing in Davenport. The in-person event will provide local farmers, landowners and interested Iowans with a chance to discuss conservation practices and ask questions.

For more information and to RSVP, click here.

Iowa Learning Farms Conservation Webinar

Wednesday, February 1 (12pm)

Bridge View Center, 120 Church St, Ottumwa, IA 52501
Live Webinar


The Iowa Learning Farms will be hosting a live webinar featuring Kelsey Fisher with The Connecticut Experiment Station.

For more information, click here.

Cover Crop Workshop

Wednesday, February 1 (12p-2pm)

Iowa Learning Farms, in partnership with Consortium for Cultivating Human And Naturally reGenerative Enterprises (C-CHANGE), will host a cover crop workshop on Wednesday, February 1 from 12:00-2:00 p.m. at the Bridge View Center in Ottumwa. We welcome farmers and landowners to attend the free event, which includes a complimentary meal catered by the Bridge View Center.

Cover crops offer many benefits to farmers and landowners, including reduced soil erosion, weed suppression potential, reduced nitrogen and phosphorus loads entering water bodies, increased organic matter in the soil and forage potential for livestock. When paired with no-tillage or strip-tillage, additional benefits include increased water infiltration to further reduce erosion during heavy rain events. Workshop attendees will have the opportunity to learn more about these opportunities, ask questions, and share their experiences.

For more information and to rsvp, click here.

Iowa Learning Farms Conservation Webinar

Wednesday, February 8 (12pm)

Live Webinar



The Iowa Learning Farms will be hosting a live webinar featuring Pamela Stahlke with Risk Management Agency.

For more information, click here.

Beavers: Superheroes for Water Quality?

Thursday, February 9 (1pm-2pm)
Virtual Field Day

Iowa Learning Farms, in partnership with the Iowa Nutrient Research Center, and Conservation Learning Group (CLG), is hosting a free virtual field day on February 9 at 1 p.m. CT. Join us for a live discussion with Billy Beck, assistant professor and extension forestry specialist at Iowa State University and Andrew Rupiper, graduate research assistant in Natural Resources Ecology and Management at Iowa State University.

The virtual field day will explore a unique research project, located at the Ann Smeltzer Trust Iowa Learning Farm in Webster County, looking at a free in-steam conservation practice tying together water quality, wood and wildlife. Funded by the Iowa Nutrient Research Center, the team is working to quantify hydrologic impacts of beaver dams in the stream system and their effect on nutrients and sediment to determine the influence, positive or negative, these ecosystem engineers have within their watershed.

For more information, click here.

Cover Crop Workshop

Tuesday, February 14 (12p-2pm)

Sioux County Extension Office, 400 Central Ave NW Suite 700, Orange City, IA 51041
Iowa Learning Farms, in partnership with Consortium for Cultivating Human And Naturally reGenerative Enterprises (C-CHANGE), will host a cover crop workshop on Tuesday, February 14 from 12:00-2:00 p.m. at the Sioux County Extension Office. We welcome farmers and landowners to attend the free event, which includes a complimentary meal catered by the Bridge View Center.

Cover crops offer many benefits to farmers and landowners, including reduced soil erosion, weed suppression potential, reduced nitrogen and phosphorus loads entering water bodies, increased organic matter in the soil and forage potential for livestock. When paired with no-tillage or strip-tillage, additional benefits include increased water infiltration to further reduce erosion during heavy rain events. Workshop attendees will have the opportunity to learn more about these opportunities, ask questions, and share their experiences.

For more information and to RSVP, click here.

Iowa Learning Farms Conservation Webinar

Wednesday, February 15 (12pm)
Live Webinar

The Iowa Learning Farms will be hosting a live webinar featuring Marshall McDaniel with Iowa State University.

For more information, click here.

Cover Crop Workshop

Tuesday, February 21 (12pm-2pm)

Walnut Community Room, 415 Antique City Dr, Walnut IA 51577
Iowa Learning Farms, in partnership with Consortium for Cultivating Human And Naturally reGenerative Enterprises (C-CHANGE), will host a cover crop workshop on Wednesday, February 21 from 12:00-2:00 p.m. We welcome farmers and landowners to attend the free event, which includes a complimentary meal and will be held at the Bridge View Center in Ottumwa.

Cover crops offer many benefits to farmers and landowners, including reduced soil erosion, weed suppression potential, reduced nitrogen and phosphorus loads entering water bodies, increased organic matter in the soil and forage potential for livestock. When paired with no-tillage or strip-tillage, additional benefits include increased water infiltration to further reduce erosion during heavy rain events. Workshop attendees will have the opportunity to learn more about these opportunities, ask questions, and share their experiences.

For more information and to rsvp, click here.

Iowa Learning Farms Conservation Webinar

Wednesday, February 22 (12pm)
Live Webinar

The Iowa Learning Farms will be hosting a live webinar featuring Greg LaBarge with The Ohio State University.

For more information, click here.

Cover Crop Workshop

Wednesday, February 22 (12pm-2pm)
West Union Event Center, 10201 Harding Road, West Union, IA 52175

Iowa Learning Farms, in partnership with Consortium for Cultivating Human And Naturally reGenerative Enterprises (C-CHANGE), will host a cover crop workshop on Wednesday, February 22 from 12:00-2:00 p.m. We welcome farmers and landowners to attend the free event, which includes a complimentary meal and will be held at the Bridge View Center in Ottumwa.

Cover crops offer many benefits to farmers and landowners, including reduced soil erosion, weed suppression potential, reduced nitrogen and phosphorus loads entering water bodies, increased organic matter in the soil and forage potential for livestock. When paired with no-tillage or strip-tillage, additional benefits include increased water infiltration to further reduce erosion during heavy rain events. Workshop attendees will have the opportunity to learn more about these opportunities, ask questions, and share their experiences.

For more information and to rsvp, click here.

Iowa Learning Farms Conservation Webinar

Wednesday, March 1 (12pm)
Live Webinar

The Iowa Learning Farms will be hosting a live webinar featuring Justin Gilsan with Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship

For more information, click here.

Iowa Learning Farms Conservation Webinar

Wednesday, March 8 (12pm)
Live Webinar

The Iowa Learning Farms will be hosting a live webinar featuring Adam Janke and Kay Stefanik with Iowa State University.

For more information, click here.

Iowa Learning Farms Conservation Webinar

Wednesday, March 15 (12pm)
Live Webinar

The Iowa Learning Farms will be hosting a live webinar featuring Dan Kaiser with University of Minnesota.

For more information, click here.

Iowa Learning Farms Conservation Webinar

Wednesday, March 22 (12pm)
Live Webinar

The Iowa Learning Farms will be hosting a live webinar featuring Seth Watkins, a Page County Farmer.

For more information, click here.

Iowa Learning Farms Conservation Webinar

Wednesday, March 29 (12pm)
Live Webinar

The Iowa Learning Farms will be hosting a live webinar featuring Kara Salazar with Purdue University.

For more information, click here.

Iowa Learning Farms Conservation Webinar

Wednesday, April 5 (12pm)
Live Webinar

The Iowa Learning Farms will be hosting a live webinar featuring Melissa O’Rourke with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

For more information, click here.