Events Archive

Saturday, April 6, 2024 - 9:00am to Sunday, April 7, 2024 - 3:00pm

The Women's Woodland Stewardship Network (WWSN) is partnering with the Iowa DNR and Bur Oak Land Trust to offer a chainsaw class for women that will be led by women instructors. Bur Oak Land Trust will lead the chainsaw education during the day, and WWSN and the DNR will lead an evening learning session about woodland management and tree identification. This is a nice weekend getaway opportunity and a great way to meet other women who care for woodlands!

Tuesday, March 26, 2024 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm

 Iowa Learning Farms, in partnership with the Mahaska County Soil and Water Conservation District, will host a wetland and beaver dam water quality workshop on Tuesday, March 26 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Mahaska County Environmental Learning Center in Oskaloosa.

Farmers and landowners are encouraged to attend this free workshop and to join for a complimentary meal. Iowa Learning Farms is a conservation program with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

Wednesday, March 13, 2024 - 6:00pm to Tuesday, March 26, 2024 - 8:00pm

Learn about CWD management and ecology, network with wildlife managers and other community members and become an ambassador for the scientific management of CWD. The class meets three times on March 12, 19, and 26th from 6-8 PM. Attendence at each class session is expected, though one absence can be arranged. Learn more about the program on this page.

Register here.

Wednesday, March 6, 2024 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

What's this green goo? Get the scoop on harmful algal blooms (HABs) in an upcoming "HABs 101" webinar, hosted by Michigan Sea Grant and partners around the state.

Tune in on March 6, 2024, at 6-7:30 pm ET, to bust some myths, get tips for keeping your family and pets safe, and learn how you can take action to support healthy water quality on your property and in your community. 

Tuesday, March 5, 2024 - 10:30am to 12:30pm

Iowa Learning Farms, Marshall County Soil and Water Conservation District, and USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), will host an edge-of-field and forestry workshop on Tuesday, March 5 from 10:30-12:30 p.m. at the Grimes Farm & Conservation Center outside of Marshalltown. The free event is open to farmers and landowners and includes a complimentary meal.

Saturday, March 2, 2024 - 9:00am to 4:30pm

The Tri-State Forest Stewardship Conference will return to its usual in-person format on March 2, in northwestern Illinois (Freeport) from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Thursday, February 8, 2024 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

To participate in the live virtual field day, shortly before 1:00 pm CT on February 8, click HERE.

Or, join from a dial-in phone line:
Dial: 312-626-6799
Meeting ID: 986 0833 5082 

Thursday, January 18, 2024 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

To participate in the live virtual field day, shortly before 1:00 pm CT on January 18, click HERE.

Or, join from a dial-in phone line:
Dial: 312-626-6799
Meeting ID: 986 0833 5082 

Wednesday, December 13, 2023 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

This webinar is hosted by Iowa Learning Farms. The speaker is Laura Jackson from the Tall Grass Prairie Center. To join the webinar follow the link below:

https://iastate.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_xtAwWxycQZW8iwtNLz34GA

 

Thursday, November 9, 2023 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Iowa Learning Farms, in partnership with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach in Madison and Warren County and Conservation Learning Group, will host “Conservation On Tap,” Thursday, November 9 from 6-7 p.m. at Middlebrook Mercantile in Cumming.

Wednesday, November 1, 2023 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm

Cover crops help prevent nitrate loss and protect soil from erosion, but also add work to plant in the fall. What if you could have a cover crop that you only had to plant once? Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will examine this topic during a field day, Wednesday, Nov. 1, at Gaesser Farm, 2507 Quince Ave., Corning, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. The field day is open to the public.

Wednesday, November 1, 2023 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Iowa Learning Farms will host this webinar with Jessica Nelson from Iowa State University. To join the webinar, follow this link.

Wednesday, October 25, 2023 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Iowa Learning Farms will host this webinar with Christine Eckles from the Blank Park Zoo. To join the webinar, follow this link.

Tuesday, October 10, 2023 - 9:00am to 3:00pm

The Iowa Tree Farm Program will celebrate the 2023 Iowa Outstanding Tree Farmer of the Year during this forestry field day. The event, hosted in partnership with the Iowa Department of Natural Resources and the Buchanan County office of ISU Extension and Outreach, will take place on October 10, near the town of Jesup. The site offers exceptional examples of forest mangement to achieve wood, water quality, recreation, and wildlife habitat goals. 

Wednesday, October 4, 2023 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

The Private Well Stewardship Program is an educational program offered through Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. "The Private Well Stewardship Program helps Iowa’s 230,000 private well owners to learn about the responsibilities and risks of being a private well owner and connect them to local experts to manage their well,” said Catherine DeLong, water quality program manager with ISU Extension and Outreach. "Many private well owners in Iowa don't know that there is funding available in every county to help test their well annually.

Tuesday, October 3, 2023 - 9:00am to 3:00pm

The 2023 Shimek State Forest fall forestry field day will occur on October 3, at beautiful Lacey-Keosauqua State Park in Van Buren County. The site offers impressive examples of forest management for a wide range of goals, including wood, water, and wildlife. Partners include the Iowa Department of Natural Resources and the Lee and Van Buren County offices of ISU Extension and Outreach.

Friday, September 29, 2023 - 5:00pm to Saturday, September 30, 2023 - 4:00pm

Graduates of Iowa State University’s Master Conservationist Program are invited to gather in the Loess Hills this September for the first-ever statewide meetup.

“The goal for this event is to get graduates together to explore different parts of Iowa while providing space for socializing and learning,” said Kaycie Waters-Brocka, natural resources field specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach and co-director of the Master Conservationist Program.

Tuesday, September 26, 2023 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

The Private Well Stewardship Program is an educational program offered through Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. "The Private Well Stewardship Program helps Iowa’s 230,000 private well owners to learn about the responsibilities and risks of being a private well owner and connect them to local experts to manage their well,” said Catherine DeLong, water quality program manager with ISU Extension and Outreach. "Many private well owners in Iowa don't know that there is funding available in every county to help test their well annually.

Monday, September 25, 2023 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

The Private Well Stewardship Program is an educational program offered through Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. "The Private Well Stewardship Program helps Iowa’s 230,000 private well owners to learn about the responsibilities and risks of being a private well owner and connect them to local experts to manage their well,” said Catherine DeLong, water quality program manager with ISU Extension and Outreach. "Many private well owners in Iowa don't know that there is funding available in every county to help test their well annually.

Tuesday, September 19, 2023 - 9:00am to 3:00pm

The 2023 Yellow River State Forest fall forestry field day will ne held on Tuesday, 9/19/23, from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. The event will focus on forest change, and how foresters guide this change to achieve a range of management objectives of interest to private woodland owners and stewards. 

Participants will experience a chrono-sequence of forest management results, as we visit forest stands 5, 10, and 50 years post-management! 

Thursday, September 14, 2023 - 9:00am to 3:00pm

The Iowa Woodland Owners Association will host it's annual fall forestry field day on September 14, 2023, at beautiful Ledges State Park in Boone County.

Thursday, August 31, 2023 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Iowa Learning Farms, in partnership with the Des Moines Water Works and Conservation Learning Group, will host the second of three “Conservation On Tap” events, Thursday, Aug. 31, from 6-7 p.m. at Kinship Brewing Co. in Waukee.

Tuesday, August 22, 2023 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm

Iowa Learning Farms will host a prairie and forestry field day Tuesday, Aug. 22, from 5-7 p.m. at Eric and Cindy Boehm’s Farm near Wadena. The free event is open to farmers and landowners and includes a complimentary meal.

Friday, August 4, 2023 - 9:00am to 2:00pm

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach and the Iowa Nutrient Research Center will host a free half-day workshop on the Iowa Nutrient Reduction Strategy and incorporating nutrient reduction practices into your farm operation on Friday, Aug. 4, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The workshop will be held at ISU Extension and Outreach's Field Extension and Education Laboratory near Boone.

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