Events Archive

Thursday, May 12, 2022 - 5:30pm
Thursday, May 5, 2022 - 6:00pm
Tuesday, May 3, 2022 - 6:00pm
Wednesday, April 27, 2022 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm

Women, Land, and Legacy is partnering with the Women's Woodland Stewardship Network to offer a women's walk in the woods at Camp Liberty on April 27th from 1-4 pm. Female forestry professionals from the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF), and Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship (IDALS) will share information about tree identification and forest health.

Tuesday, April 26, 2022 - 6:00pm
Saturday, April 23, 2022 - 1:00pm
Thursday, April 21, 2022 - 5:30pm
Thursday, April 21, 2022 - 9:00am to 4:00pm

The 2021 Stephens State Forest fall forestry field day has been moved to April 21, 2022 (rain date of April 28, 2022), and will entail a hands-on woodland prescribed fire workshop. This event will provide participants with the skills and knowledge needed to preform/organize prescribed fire on smaller parcels of forest. Emphasis will be placed on prescribed fire for oak regeneration. 

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Wednesday, April 20, 2022 - 6:00pm
Tuesday, April 19, 2022 - 5:30pm
Monday, April 18, 2022 - 5:30pm
Tuesday, March 22, 2022 - 6:00pm
Tuesday, March 15, 2022 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

Iowa Learning Farms, in partnership with Consortium for Cultivating Human And Naturally reGenerative Enterprises (C-CHANGE), will host a workshop on Tuesday, March 15 from 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. regarding the opportunities and challenges of incorporating perennial vegetation on farms. We welcome farmers and landowners to attend the free event, which includes a complimentary meal and will be held at the Northeast Iowa Community College Wilder Business Center near Calmar.

Tuesday, March 8, 2022 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

Iowa Learning Farms, in partnership with Consortium for Cultivating Human And Naturally reGenerative Enterprises (C-CHANGE), will host a workshop on Tuesday, March 8 from 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. regarding the opportunities and challenges of incorporating perennial vegetation on farms. We welcome farmers and landowners to attend the free event, which includes a complimentary meal and will be held at the Neal Smith National Wildlife Refuge near Prairie City.

Thursday, February 24, 2022 - 1:00pm

 Iowa Learning Farms, in partnership with C-CHANGE -- the Consortium for Cultivating Human and Naturally Regenerative Enterprises -- and the Iowa Nutrient Research Center and Conservation Learning Group, will present a virtual field day on Thursday, Feb. 24, at 1 p.m. CST.

Wednesday, February 16, 2022 - 12:00pm

The Iowa Learning Farms conservation webinar taking place Feb. 16 at noon CST will feature Mark Licht, extension cropping systems specialist at Iowa State University. Licht focuses on identifying and teaching about holistic approaches to managing Iowa cropping systems to achieve productivity, profitability, and environmental goals. His research is centered around varied aspects of soybean, corn, and cover crop management.

Tuesday, February 8, 2022 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Iowa is in desperate need of a windbreak renaissance. Windbreaks and shelterbelts act as critical farm infrastructure – providing energy savings, livestock growth gains, timber and non-timber forest products, wildlife habitat, odor and dust control, aesthetics, and privacy. However, Iowa’s aging windbreaks are simply not functioning as they should be, due to general decline, storm damage, and insect and disease issues.

Thursday, February 3, 2022 - 1:00pm

Iowa Learning Farms, in partnership with the Iowa Nutrient Research Center, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach and Conservation Learning Group, will present a virtual field day on Thursday, Feb. 3 at 1 p.m. CST.

Wednesday, February 2, 2022 - 12:00pm

The Iowa Learning Farms conservation webinar taking place Feb. 2 at noon CST will feature Chris Morris, graduate research assistant at Iowa State University.

Tuesday, February 1, 2022 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

 Iowa Learning Farms, in partnership with Consortium for Cultivating Human and Naturally Regenerative Enterprises, also known as C-CHANGE, will host a workshop on Tuesday, Feb. 1 from 10 a.m. to noon regarding the opportunities and challenges of incorporating perennial vegetation on farms. Farmers and landowners are welcome to attend the free event, which includes a complimentary meal.

Wednesday, January 26, 2022 - 12:00pm

The Iowa Learning Farms conservation webinar taking place Jan. 26 at noon will feature Adam Janke, assistant professor in natural resources ecology and management and extension wildlife specialist at Iowa State University, and Kaycie Waters, natural resources field specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

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