Field Days & Events

Field Days & Events Check out upcoming field days and other events that you can attend to learn about the conservation techniques.
Cover Crop, Field Day
Tuesday, November 28 (12:30-2:30 pm)
Montgomery County Historical Center
2700 N 4 th Street
Red Oak, Iowa   

Event Details:
This event will feature a panel of Montgomery cover crop farmers and they will discuss how they incorporated cover crops into their operations and their tips for success. Sarah Carlson, Midwest cover crop director with Practical Farmers of Iowa will share results from cover crop research projects and ideas for maximizing cover crop benefits. This field day is free and will include a complementary meal. Reservations are suggested to ensure space and food. RSVP to Liz Juchems at 515-294-5429 or email

Cover Crop, Strip-Tillage and Water Quality Field Day
Thursday, November 30 (5:30-7:30 pm)
208 Main Street
Roland, Iowa  

Event Details:
Speakers for the event will be the farmer host Brian Sampson, Matt Helmers from Iowa State University Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering and Mark Licht, an Iowa State University Extension Cropping Specialist. Brian will discuss his transition to strip-tillage and using cover crops, and his overall experience with the conservation planning process with the NRCS and Iowa Learning Farms. This field day is free and will include a complementary meal. Please RSVP to 515-294-5429 or email

Cover Crop Workshop
Wednesday, December 6 (12:00-2:00 pm)
Swan Lake Conservation Education Center: Wapiti Room
22676 Swan Lake Drive
Carroll, Iowa

Event Details: Speakers at this event will include local cover crop farmers: Bill Frederick and Mark Thompson, who will discuss incorporating cover crops and suggestions they have. Thompson will provide a professional farm manager perspective to the discussion. Liz Juchems, from Iowa Learning Farms will share results from on-farm cover crop research projects and how to maximize cover crop benefits. Diane Ercse will provide an update on the Elk Run Watershed Project. This event is free and open to the public with a complementary meal. RSVP to ensure space by calling Liz at 515-294-5429 or emailing