Events Archive

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.

Thursday, May 14, 2020 - 1:00pm

Iowa Learning Farms, in partnership with the Iowa Nutrient Research Center and Conservation Learning Group, is hosting a free virtual field day on Thursday, May 14 at 1 p.m. The event will include video footage from a local riparian forest area and live interaction with Billy Beck, assistant professor and extension forestry specialist at Iowa State University, and Adam Janke, assistant professor and extension wildlife specialist at Iowa State.

Wednesday, May 13, 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.

Wednesday, May 6, 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.

Wednesday, April 29, 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, April 24, 2020 - 1:00pm

Iowa Learning Farms, in partnership with the Iowa Nutrient Research Center and Conservation Learning Group, is hosting a free virtual field day on Friday, April 24th at 1pm CST. The event will include video footage from the field and live interaction with Marshall County farmer Wade Dooley as he shows changes he is making within the family farming operation to adjust to changing markets and climate.

Wednesday, April 22, 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.

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