Events Archive

Thursday, January 26, 2023 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Iowa Learning Farms, in partnership with the Soil and Water Conservation Society and Conservation Learning Group, will host “Conservation On Tap,” Thursday, January 26, from 6-7 p.m. at Stompbox Brewing in Davenport.

Tuesday, January 24, 2023 - 10:30am to 12:30pm

Iowa Learning Farms will host a cover crop workshop on Tuesday, January 24, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Steve Boender’s farm near Oskaloosa. The free event is open to farmers and landowners and includes a complimentary meal.

Thursday, December 15, 2022 - 1:00pm

Iowa Learning Farms, in partnership with the Iowa Nutrient Research Center and Conservation Learning Group, will hold an upcoming virtual field day focusing on improving water quality.

Wednesday, November 30, 2022 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Farmers, landowners and those interested in local conservation issues can discuss what’s on their mind at the “Conservation on Tap” event Nov. 30 at the Iowa Distilling Co. in Cumming, Iowa.

The in-person event is hosted by Iowa Learning Farms and Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. It runs from 6-7 p.m.

Wednesday, November 23, 2022 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

The director of Iowa Learning Farms will present a webinar Nov. 23 at noon discussing the role of creative imagination as a tool in addressing water quality issues. Jacqueline Comito, anthropologist and learning farms director, is actively involved in extension and outreach activities in the areas of water, watershed-based community activities, natural resources, and environmental attitudes and behaviors.

Thursday, October 27, 2022 - 12:00pm to 4:00pm

This FREE event will allow participants to experience an exceptional forested property in Washington County, Iowa.

Topics to be covered include: Forest establishment through direct seeding (new and +25 year-old plantings); addresssing streambank erosion in forested areas, and establishment and management of pollinator habitat. Speakers include forestry professionals with the Iowa DNR, ISU Extension and Outreach, private forestry consultants, and IWOA members - and represents an unique networking opportunity with professionals and other forest stewards.

Thursday, October 20, 2022 - 9:00am to 12:00pm

Specific event details, agenda, and registration instructions coming soon - check this page frequently. 

For general program/content information, see this press release.

Saturday, October 15, 2022 - 9:00am to 4:00pm

The Women's Woodland Stewardship Network has partnered with Bur Oak Land Trust and Indian Creek Nature Center in Cedar Rapids to offer a women's chainsaw class taught by female instructors. The class will be Saturday, October 15th, at Indian Creek Nature Center from 9 am to 4 pm. 

Thursday, October 6, 2022 - 9:00am to 3:00pm

Experience Yellow River State Forest and beautiful Allamakee County, Iowa, at one of Iowa's largest field forestry educational events. Learn practical and science-based woodland stewardship techniques and network with forestry professionals with the Iowa DNR, Iowa State Extension and Outreach, private forestry consultants, and more. Topics include tree planting tips and techniques (e.g., selecting adequate stock), forest assessment, and a new session on forest soils!

Tuesday, October 4, 2022 - 9:00am to 3:00pm

Click here for agenda, speakers, location, and registration instructions for the 2022 Shimek State Forest Fall Forestry Field Day!

Learn more about Shimek State Forest at this link. 

Pregame by viewing the 2020 Shimek State Forest VIRTUAL Fall Forestry Field Day at this link.

Thursday, September 29, 2022 - 9:00am to 2:30pm

Join us at an exceptional Butler County property, as we announce the 2022 Iowa Tree Farmer of the Year as part of this annual forestry field day. Learn practical and science-based forest stewardship techniques including reforestation and tree planting, wood turtle habitat management, black walnut crop tree release, CRP seeding (pollinator and prairie), and hear current timber market updates.

This event will feature a live logging demonstration!

Tuesday, September 13, 2022 - 6:00pm

In an effort to better educate Iowans on how to manage white-tailed deer and the spread of the challenging Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) that impacts their populations, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach is partnering with the Iowa Department of Natural Resources to offer two sessions of their educational program Chronic Wasting Disease Ambassadors.

Friday, September 9, 2022 - 9:00am to 3:30pm

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach is partnering with Extension and Outreach at the University of Illinois and the University of Missouri to offer a tri-state women's woodland stewardship field day at the White Oak Campground in Shimek State Forest on September 9. During this event, nine female forestry professionals from all three states will provide demonstrations and guided hikes on topics including forest management, non-timber forest products, wildlife habitat, tree identification, timber sales, forest health, forest stewardship plans, and forestry equipment.

Friday, September 9, 2022 - 9:00am to 12:00pm

This free outdoor event will provide opportunity to network one-on-one with forestry and natural resource professionals. Speaking topics will address windbreak establishment, maintenance, and renovation. This event is open to all Iowans, regardless of county of residence.

Pre-registration requested by 9/6 to guarantee your meal (see flyer for instructions).

See this link for flyer and registration instructions.

Thursday, September 8, 2022 - 9:00am to 12:00pm

This free outdoor event will provide opportunity to network one-on-one with forestry and natural resource professionals. Speaking topics will address windbreak establishment, maintenance, and renovation. This event is open to all Iowans, regardless of county of residence.

Pre-registration requested by 9/6 to guarantee your meal (see flyer for instructions).

Click here for flyer, topics, and pre-registration instructions.

Thursday, September 8, 2022 - 8:08am
Wednesday, August 24, 2022 - 10:30am to 12:30pm

Iowa Learning Farms and Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will host a field day Wednesday, Aug. 24, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Mark Kenney’s Farm near Nevada. The free event is open to farmers and landowners and includes a complimentary meal.

Thursday, August 18, 2022 - 5:00pm
Wednesday, August 17, 2022 - 12:00pm

The Iowa Learning Farms conservation webinar taking place Aug. 17 at noon CDT will feature Jorgen Rose, habitat and policy viability manager at Practical Farmers of Iowa. Rose is part of the team that works with farmers to connect them with people, networks, education and resources they need to build more resilient farms and communities.

Wednesday, July 27, 2022 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm

Iowa Learning Farms, along with Iowa State University's Science-Based Trials of Rowcrops Integrated with Prairie Strips, the Jackson County Conservation Board, and the Sand County Foundation will host a prairie strips field day Wednesday, July 27, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Gossman Farm near Zwingle. The event is free and open to the whole family and includes a complimentary meal.

Tuesday, July 26, 2022 - 6:00pm
Saturday, June 25, 2022 - 10:00am to 2:00pm

Come to Reiman Gardens for Pollinator Fest and join us as we celebrate National Pollinator Week. Visit a variety of fun and educational displays, including live pollinators and plants, and interactive pollinator-themed activities. This event will happen rain or shine.

Wednesday, June 22, 2022 - 5:30pm
Thursday, June 9, 2022 - 6:00pm

In an effort to better educate Iowans on how to manage white-tailed deer and the spread of the challenging Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) that impacts their populations, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach is partnering with the Iowa Department of Natural Resources to offer two sessions of their educational program Chronic Wasting Disease Ambassadors.

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