Windbreak School - Buena Vista County

Friday, February 3, 2023 - 9:00am to 12:00pm

Windbreak School is coming to Buena Vista County - Friday, February 3, from 9 a.m.-12 p.m.!

This indoor event will occur at the Prairie Lakes AEA, 824 Flindt Drive, Storm Lake, IA. 

This FREE, in-person event will focus on windbreak establishment, management (including pests/disease), reonvation, and recovery - to help ensure these critcial components of farm infrastructure exhibit perpetual functionalilty and resilience.

Notable topics include: windbreak design, species selection and diversity, selecting and planting stock (e.g., bare root seedlings), pruning, disease ID and management, and wildlife/pollinator considerations.

Most important, participants will be able to network one-on-one with windbreak professionals that serve NW IA, including: Natural Resources Conservation Service staff, Foresters with the Iowa Department of Natural Resources, ISU Extension faculty and staff, as well as an ISU Plant Diagnostician (disease expert). 

Pre-registration is highly recommended - please call ISU Extension Buena Vista County at 712-732-5056.

View event flyer here.

 Please contact Billy Beck (ISU Extension Forestry Specialist) at 515-294-8837 for additional detail.