Iowa Nutrient Reduction Strategy and Your Farm Workshop

Tuesday, June 18, 2024 - 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 for farmers, landowners, and conservation professionals on June 18th from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the East Shelter House, Swan Lake State Park near Carroll, Iowa.

This workshop will:

  • cover the purpose, need, action items, and benefits of the Iowa Nutrient Reduction Strategy
  • walk participants through creating a basic nutrient reduction plan for their farm
  • teach participants how to estimate nitrogen and phosphorus loss from row crop acres under current management conditions using the Nutrient Tracking Tool and Nitrogen Load calculator

Boxed Lunches and refreshments will be provided at no cost.

Register here:

Participants are encouraged to bring a laptop or tablet to use the online Nutrient Tracking Tool and Nitrogen Load Calculator excel module during the workshop.

For questions, contact: Kay Stefanik,


Workshop Agenda:

    9:00 – 9:15: Registration and Morning Refreshments

    9:15 – 9:30: Introductions and Overview

    9:30 – 10:30: Iowa Nutrient Reduction Strategy Presentation and Discussion

    10:30 – 10:45: Break

    10:45 – 11: 30: Creating a Nutrient Reduction Plan and Using the Whole Farm Conservation Best Practices Manual

    11:30 – 12:15: Using the N Load Estimate Calculator

    12:15 – 1:00: Lunch (provided)

    1:00 – 1:45: Using the Nutrient Tracking Tool

    1:45 – 2:00: Wrap-up and Discussion