Field Days & Events
Check out upcoming field days and other events that you can attend to learn about the conservation techniques.
ILF Conservation Webinar Wednesday, October 19
This ILF webinar will focus on cover crop management as well as the common questions and misconceptions relating to drainage water quality. It is being hosted by Dr. Matt Helmers from Iowa State University. If interested in taking part in this webinar, please access it by following this link to the webinar login page.
Reducing Nutrient Movement Through Above-Ground Tile Inlets Field Day Saturday, October 29
10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Farm field of Royle
near Alden, IA (see Event Details)
This event features the Southfork Watershed Alliance’s three-year project demonstrating practices that capture nutrients before they enter above-ground tile inlets. The field day also features results of water samples collected at cooperators’ tile inlets. Practices are designed to reduce phosphorus loss, but remove minimal amounts of land from production. See more event details (including contact and RSVP information and directions) in the Practical Farmers of Iowa 2016 Field Day Guide
Cover Crop Field Day Thursday, November 3
4:00 PM- 6:00 PM
Southeastern Community College
1500 W. Agency Road
W. Burlington, IA
SCC Ag Building-North Side of Campus
This event will feature presentations by farmers, in addition to other industry professionals. Each presentation will focus on cover crop management, the benefits they offer, and experiences had utilizing them thus far. The Lake Geode Watershed Coordinator will also introduce upcoming projects and programs available for farmers before concluding for the evening. For more information, please visit this link
Cover Crop Field Day Tuesday, November 8
This event is sponsored by the Iowa Learning Farms in partnership with Practical Farmers of Iowa. Please check back for more details.
Grazing Cover Crop Field Day Thursday, November 10
10:00 AM- 2:00 PM
Ben Albright’s Farm
1595 230th St.
This event is sponsored by the Iowa Learning Farms in partnership with Practical Farmers of Iowa. It will begin at Ben Albright’s farm with a lunch at program to follow at Degner Farms, 1855 Wadsley Avenue, Fonda, IA.
Grazing Cover Crop Field Day Tuesday, November 15
12:30 - 2:00 PM
Kellie & AJ Blair Farm
3531 Paragon Avenue
This event is sponsored by the Iowa Learning Farms in partnership with Practical Farmers of Iowa. Please check back for more event details.
Cover Crop Field Day Thursday, November 17
12:00 - 2:00 PM
11310 University Avenue
Cedar Falls, IA
This event is sponsored by the Iowa Learning Farms in partnership with Practical Farmers of Iowa and the Dry Run Creek Watershed Project.
Cover Crop Round Table Discussion Wednesday, November 30
This event is being hosted by the Headwaters of the North Raccoon Water Quality Initiative (WQI).