Events Archive

Wednesday, September 9, 2020 - 12:00pm

At noon on Wednesday, September 9th ISU Forestry Extension Specialist Billy Beck will give a webinar on storm damage and trees as part of the Iowa Learning Farms webinar series. He will address storm damage and working towards resilient forest and tree resources.

Click here to connect to the webinar or type this link into your web browser https://iastate.zoom.us/j/364284172

Tuesday, September 1, 2020 - 8:00am to 8:30am

The COVID 19 pandemic prevented Iowa State University from holding in-person field days at research and demonstration farms for the summer of 2020. However, the research continued, and a series of virtual tours beginning Aug. 31 will provide an update on this year’s results. On Sept. 1, Matt Helmers, professor and extension agricultural engineer in the Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering at Iowa State, will discuss water quality monitoring and research.

Monday, August 31, 2020 - 8:00am to 8:30am

The COVID 19 pandemic prevented Iowa State University from holding in-person field days at research and demonstration farms for the summer of 2020. However, the research continued, and a series of virtual tours beginning Aug. 31 will provide an update on this year’s results. On Aug. 31, Daniel J. Robison, holder of the Endowed Dean’s Chair in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Iowa State, opens the program.

Wednesday, August 26, 2020 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Forestry extension specialist Billy Beck will host a facebook live event to address tree damage from the recent derecho storm.

To join this event follow the link below: 

https://business.facebook.com/iowastateuniversityextension/videos/304950534062267/

Wednesday, August 19, 2020 - 12:00pm

Iowa Learning Farms will host a webinar on Wednesday, Aug. 19, at noon about the connection between soil health and environmental quality in a cover crop and no-till research site. This research connects important topics in the environment and agriculture: soil health, greenhouse gas emissions, and water quality. It is important to know how a given conservation practice impacts all three of these measures of sustainability.

Thursday, August 6, 2020 - 1:00pm

Iowa Learning Farms, in partnership with the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land StewardshipIowa Nutrient Research Center and Conservation Learning Group, is hosting a free virtual wetland field day on Thursday, Aug.

Wednesday, August 5, 2020 - 12:00pm

Iowa Learning Farms will host a webinar on Wednesday, Aug. 5 at noon about the benefits of restoring oxbow wetlands. Learn more about this promising edge-of-field conservation practice, its many benefits, potential funding pools, and other up-to-date news on the momentum and enthusiasm around oxbows.

Click here to read the full press release on Iowa State Extension and Outreach News

To join:

Monday, August 3, 2020 - 8:00am to Monday, August 17, 2020 - 11:59pm

Iowans are invited to take the “TREE-mendous Iowa Tree Challenge” offered by the "Water Rocks!" statewide water education program based at Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. The challenge, scheduled to run Aug. 3 through 17, invites Iowans to get outside and discover the trees that grow across the state by snapping pictures of themselves with as many varieties of trees as they can.

To enter the Water Rocks! TREE-mendous Iowa Tree Challenge, follow these guidelines:

Thursday, July 23, 2020 - 1:00pm

Iowa Learning Farms, in partnership with the Iowa Nutrient Research Center and Conservation Learning Group, is hosting a free virtual urban stream conservation field day on Thursday, July 23 at 1 p.m.

Wednesday, July 22, 2020 - 12:00pm

This event is the third of a 3 part series that is meant to function as a "virtual cover crop boot camp." The program is organized with Practical Farmers of Iowa and provides information and training for agronomists looking to build business while increasing cover crop use. The series is designed to efficiently provide actionable agronomic information that can help independent and retail agronomists and crop consultants build their business through recommending and implementing cover crops.

Wednesday, July 15, 2020 - 12:00pm

This event is the second of a 3 part series that is meant to function as a "virtual cover crop boot camp." The program is organized with Practical Farmers of Iowa and provides information and training for agronomists looking to build business while increasing cover crop use. The series is designed to efficiently provide actionable agronomic information that can help independent and retail agronomists and crop consultants build their business through recommending and implementing cover crops.

Thursday, July 9, 2020 - 1:00pm

Iowa Learning Farms, in partnership with the Iowa Nutrient Research Center and Conservation Learning Group, is hosting a free virtual prairie strips field day on Thursday, July 9 at 1 p.m. Prairie strips is a farmland conservation practice that uses strategically placed native prairie plantings in crop fields.

Wednesday, July 8, 2020 - 12:00pm

This event is the first of a 3 part series that is meant to function as a "virtual cover crop boot camp." The program is organized with Practical Farmers of Iowa and provides information and training for agronomists looking to build business while increasing cover crop use. The series is designed to efficiently provide actionable agronomic information that can help independent and retail agronomists and crop consultants build their business through recommending and implementing cover crops.

Thursday, June 25, 2020 - 1:00pm

Iowa Learning Farms, in partnership with the Iowa Nutrient Research Center, Practical Farmers of Iowa and Conservation Learning Group, is hosting a free virtual cover crop field day on Thursday, June 25 at 1pm CDT with video footage from the field and live interaction with farmers and researchers during the event.

For more details about this event go to the Iowa Learning Farms website

To join:

Wednesday, June 24, 2020 - 12:00pm

Iowa Learning Farms will host a webinar on Wednesday, June 24 at noon about the potential that targeted wetland restorations have to reduce agricultural nutrient loads.

Monday, June 22, 2020 - 7:00am to Monday, July 6, 2020 - 11:59pm

Iowa Learning Farms, a conservation-focused education and outreach program for Iowa farmers and landowners based at Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, is holding its Beauty of Conservation Photo Contest, scheduled to run from June 22 to July 6. The contest is open to amateur photographers, and includes entry groups for both youth and ages 18+. A variety of fun prizes will be awarded in each group.

Thursday, June 18, 2020 - 1:00pm

Iowa Learning Farms, in partnership with the Iowa Nutrient Research Center, and Conservation Learning Group, is hosting a free virtual soil health field day on Thursday, June 18 at 1pm CDT.  Join us as we dig into soil health with Dr. Marshall McDaniel, assistant professor in soil-plant interactions at Iowa State University, with video footage from the field and live interaction during the event.

Read more about this event on the Iowa Learning Farms website.

 

Thursday, June 11, 2020 - 1:00pm

Iowa Learning Farms, in partnership with the Iowa Nutrient Research Center, Conservation Learning Group, and Prairie Rivers of Iowa, is hosting a free, virtual saturated buffer field day on Thursday, June 11 at 1 p.m. The virtual field day will explore the first-ever saturated buffer that was installed in 2010 within an existing riparian buffer along Bear Creek in Hamilton County.

Wednesday, June 10, 2020 - 12:00pm

Iowa Learning Farms will host a webinar on Wednesday, June 10 at noon about research on how to optimize nutrient-reducing prairie strips. Targeted restoration of native perennial vegetation, including prairie strips, shows great promise as a nutrient reduction practice. To optimize the potential value of this practice, applied research focused on improving the chances of successful implementation, maximizing the ability to provide multiple ecological benefits, and improving cost-effectiveness is needed.

Wednesday, June 3, 2020 - 12:00pm

More information coming soon.

To join live follow this link: https://iastate.zoom.us/j/364284172 or catch up on previous webinars on the Iowa Learning Farms website.

Thursday, May 28, 2020 - 1:00pm

Iowa Learning Farms, in partnership with the Iowa Nutrient Research Center and Conservation Learning Group, is hosting a free virtual wetland field day on Thursday, May 28th at 1pm CDT.  From fens to oxbows to prairie potholes, each wetland has a role to play. Within a row crop system, these areas offer an opportunity to improve water quality and field profitability when allowed to function as wetlands rather than cropped areas. The wetland plants also provide a great habitat for a variety of pollinators.

Wednesday, May 27, 2020 - 12:00pm

More information coming soon.

Join this webinar life by clicking this link: https://iastate.zoom.us/j/364284172 or catch up on previous webinars on the Iowa Learning Farms website.

Wednesday, May 20, 2020 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

The causes of the declines in bats – forest habitat loss and an exotic deadly disease called White Nose Syndrome – will be the focus of a webinar series hosted by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach this May. Along with information critical to preserving bat populations and their habitats, participants who attend and complete a post-session evaluation of the webinar will be given a redemption code for a free shipment of 25 tree seedlings from the State Forest Nursery to plant the bat habitat of the future.

Wednesday, May 20, 2020 - 12:00pm

To participate in the live webinars, shortly before 12:00 pm:
Click here, or type this web address into your internet browser: https://iastate.zoom.us/j/364284172
Or, join from a dial-in phone line: 1-312-626-6799 or 1-646-876-9923 and use meeting ID: 364 284 172

The webinars will also be recorded and archived on the ILF website, so that they can be watched at any time.

Friday, May 15, 2020 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

The causes of the declines in bats – forest habitat loss and an exotic deadly disease called White Nose Syndrome – will be the focus of a webinar series hosted by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach this May. Along with information critical to preserving bat populations and their habitats, participants who attend and complete a post-session evaluation of the webinar will be given a redemption code for a free shipment of 25 tree seedlings from the State Forest Nursery to plant the bat habitat of the future.

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