Three more ILF events coming up

Iowa Learning Farms is hosting two field days and a seminar next week. Hopefully the weather will cooperate and not rain too much. Come out to network with your neighbors, learn something new, and enjoy a meal with us—all at no charge!

 

June 23: Tom Wagner farm
4219 Taft Ave., Primghar
5:30-7:30 pm

WagnerFieldDayHost farmers Tom and Jim Wagner, and ISU Extension Field Agronomist Joel DeJong will talk about the benefits of using strip-tillage. Also Jamie Benning, ISU Water Quality Program Manager, will offer information about the Iowa Nutrient Reduction Strategy, and how strip-tillage and other practices aid in the goals of the strategy. See the Conservation Station’s rainfall simulator, too.

From Primghar, go three miles east on County Road B-40, then 3.25 miles south on County Road L-54 (Taft Ave.).

RSVP to ILF:  515-294-8912 (if no answer, please leave a message of how many will be attending), or email: ilf@iastate.edu 

 

June 25: LICA farm
1723 290th St., Melbourne
5:00-7:00 pm

The Iowa Land Improvement Contractors Association (LICA) farm has several conservation structures in place. The farm is a demonstration site to show what these practices look like once installed on the landscape. Field day attendees can see and learn about rain gardens, bioreactors, wetlands and more, and hear from experts on these conservation practices. The Conservation Station will on display too. Enjoy supper grilled by the Marshall County Cattlemen.

From Melbourne, go east on County Road E-65 (290th St) for one mile. The farm is on the north side of the road (opposite a cemetery).

RSVP to ILF:  515-294-8912 (if no answer, please leave a message of how many will be attending), or email: ilf@iastate.edu 

 

Rye CloseJune 26: Forum for Women Farmers and Land Owners
Iowa Lakes Community College
Gateway North Room 108
1900 Grand Ave., Spencer
5:30-7:30 pm

This forum is directed towards women farmers and landowners (but anyone can attend) to discuss various techniques that help to improve soil health and reduce erosion and nutrients entering Iowa’s water bodies. Attendees will hear about the Iowa Nutrient Reduction Strategy and the goals outlined in this document. See the Conservation Station’s rainfall simulator, which shows the effects of rainfall on different surfaces including intense tillage, cover crops and more. Enjoy networking and dinner on ILF.

RSVP to ILF:  515-294-8912 (if no answer, please leave a message of how many will be attending), or email: ilf@iastate.edu 

Please join us!

-Carol Brown

 

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