Field Days & Events


Restoring Stream Hydrology and Habitat for Wildlife and Water Quality

Tuesday, August 17 (10 am – 10:45 am)

Learn about stream restoration goals, strategies and benefits on the Little Sioux River, during this Practical Farmers of Iowa "Live From the Farm" virtual field day. Hear from Brian Cuperus and Darrick Weissenfluh about a recent stream restoration and mussel habitat enhancement project completed at the Dickinson County Conservation Board's Horseshoe Bend property that benefits both wildlife and water quality. Also learn more about how landowners can use conservation programs to implement similar restoration projects on their own properties.

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2021 Healthy Soil Summit

Wednesday, August 25 (9 am) – Thursday, August 26 (5 pm)

This annual event is designed for all farmers seeking to leverage the advantages of soil health for their operation. Learn the tactics necessary to transition your practices to build soil resilience, increase water storage capacity, and decrease costly inputs and programs. Build an ROI for every action on your farm!

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Climate-Smart Habitat Management for Pollinators

Tuesday, September 7 (10 am – 10:45 am)

Join Erik Sessions to learn about the work he and his family are doing to increase the diversity of their farm and the surrounding property, during this Practical Farmers of Iowa "Live From the Farm" virtual field day. Learn about strategies and approaches for habitat management to maximize diversity, and hear more about their long-term vision for the land. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service biologist Gregg Pattison will discuss the importance of diverse and connected habitats for wildlife in the Driftless Region.

Register for this field day.