ATLANTIC, Iowa – The annual Western Iowa No-till (WIN) Demonstration Field Day is set for June 12. This is the fifth field day to be held at the Carstens 1880 Farmstead, located just south of Shelby, Iowa. Registration and vendor displays will open at 8 a.m. with the program beginning at 9 a.m. Those with an interest in soil stewardship, whether looking for basic management ideas or a adding to long-time no-till practices, are encouraged to attend this daylong educational event.
Field day topics will include managing planter settings in heavy residue areas, use of cover crops to improve soil structure, a marketing update and weather outlook. Keynote speaker Paul Jasa, extension engineer with University of Nebraska – Lincoln, will discuss techniques for successful long-term no-till systems for a corn/bean rotation, as well as continuous corn-on-corn. A steak sandwich lunch grilled by the Harrison County Cattlemen will be provided free of charge.
In addition to the educational sessions, there will be plenty of time for farmers to visit informational displays, vendor exhibits and to network with other producers. CCA credits also will be available for Certified Crop Advisors needing continuing education units.
There is no charge to attend this event, but pre-registration is required by June 7. Registration can be completed by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling the Harrison County Extension Office at 888-644-2105. Registrations also may be faxed to 712-644-2100 or be mailed to: ISU Extension Harrison County, 304 East 7 St., Logan, IA 51546.
NRCS, ISU Extension and Outreach, the Soil and Water Conservation Districts (SWCD) in Harrison, Pottawattamie, Cass and Shelby counties are field day organizers; sponsors include many local agribusinesses.
USDA is an equal opportunity employer and provider. USDA, SWCD and Extension programs are available to all without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, or disability. Persons with disabilities who require accommodations to attend or participate in meetings/events/functions should contact Greg Mathis at (712) 482-6408 (Federal Relay Service at 1-800-877-8339), or Greg.Mathis@ia.usda.gov by June 11.
Kate Olson, Cass County Extension program director, 712-243-1132, email@example.com