Farmer-Focused ILF Field Days in June

Several Iowa Learning Farms-sponsored field days are scheduled in June, with topics of interest to farmers and landowners.

Field days highlighting efforts to reduce sediment loss and resulting impairment of local lakes will be held for Big Creek Lake in Polk County and Black Hawk Lake in Sac and Carroll County on Saturday, June 2, and Tuesday, June 5, respectively.

No-till crop management will be the focus of field days in Pottawattamie, Bremer, Carroll, and Mitchell counties on June 12, June 14, June 20, and June 21, respectively.

The 5th Annual Western Iowa No-Till Field Day will be held at the Carstens 1880 Farmstead near Shelby, IA, starting at 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday, June 12.

Farmers interested in trying no-till corn-on-corn production can learn tips for success from northeast Iowa farmers Mark Mueller and Collin Jensen at an event near Waverly starting at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, June 14.

Benefits of long-term no-till crop management and cover crop use will be highlighted at the Barry Kusel farm near Manning starting at 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, June 20.

Mitchell County farmers Dana, Randy, and Steve Norby will share their insights for successful strip-till managed corn and no-till managed soybean production at Dana Norby’s farm near Osage starting at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, June 21.

Cattle producers looking to increase productivity of their grasslands should plan to attend a patch-burn grazing field day near Kellerton in Ringgold County starting at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, June 23.

Successful, innovative strategies for in-season application of nitrogen fertilizer to corn and potential for reduced nitrate losses and improved water quality will be focus of an Iowa Learning Farms/AgVantage FS field day near Sumner in Bremer County starting at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, June 27.

Visit the Iowa Learning Farms website at www.extension.iastate.edu/ILF to download our 2012 ILF Field Day Guide and learn more about our outreach and education events.

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