Virtual Field Day: Increased Water Quality Enhancement Wetlands and Oxbows = Improved Water Quality and More Wildlife

Thursday, October 21, 2021 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Iowa Learning Farms, in partnership with the Iowa Nutrient Research Center, and Conservation Learning Group (CLG) will be presenting a virtual field day on the benefits of increased water quality enhancement wetlands and oxbows in the Midwest on Thursday, October 21 at 1 p.m. CT.

Join us as we explore a few different wetlands and oxbows in the state, look at funding programs and hear about the water quality benefits. In addition, we will look at how these water quality enhancement wetlands and oxbows can add needed wildlife habitat in key locations. This highly interactive virtual field day will be a discussion between landowners, scientists, and wildlife specialists and virtual field day participants.

Featured speakers include Dr. Matt Helmers, Director of the Iowa Nutrient Research Center, Kay Stefanik, Assistant Director of the Iowa Nutrient Research Center, Adam Janke, ISU Extension Wildlife Specialist and Assistant Professor in the Department of Natural Resource Ecology and Management, farmer Heath Stolee, of Nutty Farmer Chestnuts, Radcliffe, Iowa and Casey Judge, Environmental Specialist Senior with the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship.

To participate in the live virtual field day at 1:00 pm CT on October 21 to learn more, click this URL: or visit and click “Join Live Virtual Field Day”.

Or, join from a dial-in phone line:

    Dial: 1.312.626.6799              Meeting ID: 914 1198 4892

The field day will be recorded and archived on the ILF website so that it can be watched at any time. The archive will be available at

Participants may be eligible for a Certified Crop Adviser board-approved continuing education unit (CEU). Information about how to apply to receive the credit = will be provided at the end of the live field day.