Field Days & Events

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

Conservation Practice Field Day

Tuesday June 27   (5 - 7 pm)
Key Cooperative
22703 600th Ave
Nevada , Iowa

Event Details :
This field day will focus on cover crop utilization and other soil health practices. It’s free and open to the public with a complimentary dinner. Please RSVP to Kayla Hasper at (515)232-0048 or at khasper@prrcd.org.


Nitrogen & Water Week

Tuesday June 27   (9:15 - 12:15 pm)  

Armstrong Memorial Research and Demonstration Farm
53020 Hitchcock Ave
Lewis, Iowa

Event Details:
Learn how to improve both farm profits and water quality at this event. Hear from a ISU Extension Field Agronomist, Ag Engineering Field Specialist and the Research farm superintendent for nitrogen recommendations. A lunch will be served after this event and registration is $25. Register online or print a mail registration at http://www.aep.iastate.edu/nitrogen/.


Cover Crops Q&A

Tuesday June 27   (10 am – 1:30 pm)
The Keller Brick Barn
28905 260 th Street
Dallas Center, Iowa

Event Details:

A forum for farmers, service providers and general public to ask questions and learn more about the benefits of cover crops. There will be a complimentary lunch and the event is free to attend. For more information and to RSVP, contact Catherine DeLong with Conservation Districts of Iowa at 515-289-8300.


Nitrogen & Water Week

Tuesday June 27   (9:15 - 12:15 pm)  

Ag Engineering/Agronomy Research Farm
1308 U Ave
Boone, Iowa

Event Details:
Learn how to improve both farm profits and water quality at this event. Hear from a ISU Extension Field Agronomist, Ag Engineering Field Specialist and the Research farm superintendent for nitrogen recommendations. A lunch will be served after this event and registration is $25. Register online or print a mail registration at http://www.aep.iastate.edu/nitrogen/.


Nitrogen & Water Week

Wednesday June 28   (9:15 - 12:15 pm )

Northeast Research and Demonstration Farm
3321 290 th Street
Nashua, Iowa

Event Details:
Learn how to improve both farm profits and water quality at this event. Hear from a ISU Extension Field Agronomist, Ag Engineering Field Specialist and the Research farm superintendent for nitrogen recommendations. A lunch will be served after this event and registration is $25. Register online or print a mail registration at http://www.aep.iastate.edu/nitrogen/.


Crops & Soils: Nitrogen and Water

Tuesday June 28   (1 - 4:30 pm)  

Northeast Farm (Nashua)
3321 29th Street
Nashua, Iowa

Event Details:
This event will focus on the challenges of water quality and different management practices used. Registration is $25 and includes refreshments, lunch and course materials. Advance registration is requested to assist with facility and meal planning.  Preregister online here. For more information contact Terry Basol, the extension field agronomist hosting at tlbasol@iastate.edu or at 641-435-4864.


Nitrogen & Water Week

Thursday June 29   (9:15 - 12:15 pm)  

Northwest Research and Demonstration Farm
6320 500 th Street
Sutherland, Iowa

Event Details:
Learn how to improve both farm profits and water quality at this event. Hear from a ISU Extension Field Agronomist, Ag Engineering Field Specialist and the Research farm superintendent for nitrogen recommendations. A lunch will be served after this event and registration is $25. Register online or print a mail registration at http://www.aep.iastate.edu/nitrogen/.


Nitrogen & Water Week

Thursday June 29   (9:15 - 12:15 pm)

Southeast Research and Demonstration Farm
3115 Louisa-Washington Road
Crawfordsville, Iowa

Event Details:
Learn how to improve both farm profits and water quality at this event. Hear from a ISU Extension Field Agronomist, Ag Engineering Field Specialist and the Research farm superintendent for nitrogen recommendations. A lunch will be served after this event and registration is $25. Register online or print a mail registration at http://www.aep.iastate.edu/nitrogen/.


Edge of Field Practices: What are They and How Do I Build Them? (Webinar)

Tuesday July 11 (1:00 pm)

Event Details:
Traditional soil and water conservation has mostly promoted in-field practices and structures - waterways, terraces and buffer strips, for example - to reduce rainfall runoff and reduce sheet and rill erosion. However, as Iowa shifts its focus to reducing nitrogen and phosphorus loading to also benefit surface water quality, it is recognized that edge of field practices – restored wetlands, saturated buffers and bioreactors - will be needed. Learn from land improvement contractors what these are, their benefits, and how to build them, in this one-hour webinar. Click here to register for the webinar and to participate on July 11.

Cover Crop and Soil Health Field Day

Wednesday July 12  (10 am - 12pm)
Joan and Joan Maxwell
Cinnamon Ridge Farms
10600 275 th Street
Donahue, Iowa 52746 

Event Details:
Speakers at this event will focus on cover crop management, machinery set up, herbicide and cover crop interaction. There will be a rainfall simulator demonstration and a discussion over soil health properties. Lunch will be provided. Register online here or call Scott County SWCD to register at 563-391-1403, extension 3.


Cover Crops: Different Methods for Different Folks

Wednesday July 19   (9 am - 12 pm)
Grundy County Fairgrounds
1308 4th Street
Grundy Center, IA

Event Details :

Listen to farmers and soil health specialists present planting methods that achieves different goals with cover crops. The event is free and lunch will be provided. Please RSVP to Denise Freeseman at (319)824-3634 or denise.freeseman.ia.nacdnet.net by Wednesday July 12th.


Saturated Buffer and Cover Crop Field Day Polk County

Tuesday, August 1   (6 - 8 pm)

300 NW 158 th Ave
Slater, IA

For more information, click here.

Crops & Forages

Wednesday August 2   (5 pm)  

Event Details:
McNay Farm (Chariton) A meal will be provided.

Pasture Tour Field Day Taylor County

Thursday, August 3   (5 - 8 pm)
1776 322 nd St
Bedford, IA

For more information, click here.

Managing Potholes and Matching Conservation Efforts to Farm Goals

Thursday August 3  (10 am - 1 pm)
Joia Food Farm
2038 March Ave
Charles City, IA

Event Details :

Learn about conservation tactics for your farm and how to do what’s best: economically and environmentally, in marginal land while working with parameters of farm goals. If you have low yielding lands during wet years, there will be research presented from “Team Pothole” at ISU on what to do. There will be a lunch served, RSVP for the meal to Debra Boekholder at debra@practicalfarmer.org or (515)232-5661 by Monday July 31st.


Cover Crop and Soil Health Field Day Dickinson County

Wednesday, August 9   (5 - 7 pm)
¼ mile SE of 130 th St and 215 th Ave
Spirit Lake, IA

For more information, click here.


Crops & Soils

Wednesday August 23   (4 pm)


Event Details:
Neeley-Kinyon Farm (Greenfield)
A meal will be provided.


Crops & Soils

Saturday August 26   (10:30 am)  


Event Details:
Northeast Farm (Nashua)
A meal will be provided.


Cover Crop and Soil Health Field Day

Thursday, August 31
Jefferson County

Event Details :

For more information, click here.


Crops & Soils

Friday September 8   (1:30 pm)


Event Details:
Southeast Farm (Crawfordsville)
A meal will be provided.


Crops & Soils

Friday September 8   (9 am - noon)

Event Details:
Northeast Farm (Kanawha) A meal will be provided.