Field Days & Events

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

Soil Health Workshop

Tuesday, March 21 st (5pm-7 pm)
Southern Iowa Electric Cooperative
Bloomfield, IA

Event Details:
Doug Peterson and Rick Bednarek will be the featured speakers. Topics included will be why soil health matters, how to profit from soil health and feature farmer success stories. The workshop is free and includes a free dinner. Registration is required, RSVP by calling Davis SWCD 641-660-2600 or email anastasia.erdmann@ia.usda.gov.


Iowa Water Conference

Thursday, March 22 - 23 (7 - 5PM; 2 - 3PM)

Iowa State University
Scheman Building
Ames, IA

Event Details:
The theme of the 11 th annual Iowa Water Conference, “Watershed Management: Partnerships for Progress,” promotes water resource management from the watershed perspective. The early registration fee is $150 on or before March 10 th. You can register online at this link. For more information about the conference contact Melissa Miller, program coordinator at Iowa Water Center, 515-294-7467 http://www.aep.iastate.edu/iwc/registration


Grazing and Cover Crops Field Day

Tuesday, March 28

Bruce Carney
Maxwell, Iowa

Event Details:

For more information, visit practicalfarmers.org.


Field Days: Grazing and Cover Crops Field Day

Tuesday, March 28 th (12-3 pm)

2110 Stanley Mill Road
Albion, IA

Event Details:

Topics will cover the topic of cover crop planting and grazing strategies. Other topics discussed will be the nutritional values of forage and the soil health benefits of multispecies cover crops. For more information, email Jill at jill@practicalfarmers.com


Field Days: Cover Crops For Corn & Soy

Wednesday, March 29 th (12-3 pm)

Reinbeck Memorial Building
208 Broad Street
Reinbeck, Iowa 50669

A second stop will take place at:
27851 W. Ave
Reinbeck, IA 50669


Event Details:
Topics discussed will cover inter seeding cover crops, growing rye seed, effects of rye before soybeans, soil health and feature a rainfall stimulator. For more information, contact Alisha at alisha@praticalfarmers.org


Cover Crop Grazing Workshop

Wednesday March 29 th (10:30am-12:30 pm)

Nick and Andrea Lacina Farm
Pheasant Ave
Afton, Iowa 

Event Details:
This field day will cover using cover crop in a corn and soybean rotation and grazing cover crops. This event is free and open to the public, with a complimentary lunch. For more information and directions to the farm, visit https://www.iowalearningfarms.org/page/events


Field Days: Grazing & Cover Crops

Thursday, March 30 th (12-3 pm)

Chichaqua Longhouse
8700 NE 126 Ave
Maxwell, Iowa 50161

A second stop will take place at a field along NE 88 th Street
From NE 134 th Avenue, turn north and drive one-quarter to one-half mile


Event Details:
Topics discussed will include contract grazing agreements, the value of animal impact, and soil benefits of multi-species cover crops. For more information contact Jill at jill@practicalfarmer.org


Grazing and Cover Crops Field Day

Thursday, March 30

Wade Dooley
Albion, IA 

Event Details:
For more information, visit practicalfarmers.org.


Field Days: Cover Crops for Corn & Soy

Tuesday April 4 th (12-3pm)

37333 Mahogany Road
Hancock, Iowa 51536

Event Details:
Topics discussed will include planting using corn and soybean drills, how to grow cover crop seed and summer cover crops. For more details of this event, contact Alisha at alisha@practicalfarmer.org


Field Days: Cover Crops for Corn & Soy

Thursday, April 6 th (12-3 pm)

Leighton Town Hall
306 Otley Street
Leighton, Iowa 50143

This event has two additional stops:
1233 205 th Street Leighton,
1938 Bayard Ave Pella

Event Details:
Topics covered consist of cover crop planting, how to scout cover crops and erosion control with cover crops. Contact Alisha at alisha@practicalfarmers.org with any question.


Field Days: Grazing & Cover Crops

Tuesday April 11 th (12-3 pm)

1635 365 th Street
Lake City, Iowa 51449

Event Details:
Topics discussed at this field day include cover crop planting and grazing strategies. There will also be information in considering Herbicides for grazing and establishing cover crops in fields. Contact Jill at jill@practicalfarmers.org


Grazing and Cover Crops Field Day

Tuesday, April 11

Mark Schleisman
Lake City, IA 

Event Details:
For more information, visit practicalfarmers.org.


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