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Thursday, June 9, 2011 - 13:47

The June 17 field day in Palo Alto County will include discussion of cover crop management, strip-tillage and tractor fuel saving tips.The event also includes a walking field tour of corn planted into fall 2010 aerial-seeded winter rye.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011 - 13:43

Iowa Learning Farms and Key Cooperative will co-sponsor a strip-tillage field day at the Mike Hermanson farm and at Key Co-op S14 Office strip-till plots in northern Story County on Tuesday, June 21, beginning at 10 a.m.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011 - 13:33

The Iowa Learning Farms’ June 15 webinar will feature Iowa State University Assistant Professor Michelle Soupir, who will talk about the fate and transport of pathogens from agricultural landscapes.

Monday, June 6, 2011 - 12:48

The 2011 Field Diagnostic Clinic will be held July 11-12 at the Field Extension Education Laboratory (FEEL) near Ames. This program focuses on the fundamentals of crop plant diagnostics.

Thursday, June 2, 2011 - 10:28

With today’s high fuel prices, cash rents and land costs, there has never been a better time to explore reduced tillage options. Visit the Van Diest farm to see how strip-tillage works and learn from a local farmer who is experienced with this practice.

Friday, May 20, 2011 - 09:37

Iowa Learning Farms and Practical Farmers of Iowa will co-sponsor a cover crop field day at the Rob Stout farm in Washington County on Wednesday, June 1, beginning at 5:30 p.m. The event is free and the public is invited to attend.

Thursday, May 19, 2011 - 14:33

The newly redesigned Visit Iowa Farms website features detailed descriptions of Iowa farms and the ability to map out locations of interest in a select area.

Friday, May 13, 2011 - 08:35

Eastern Iowa livestock producers with an interest in beginning or transitioning grazing practices can sharpen their skills by attending a series of Greenhorn Grazing workshops offered by Iowa State University Extension. This short course consists of five different modules taught over the grazing season.

Monday, May 9, 2011 - 16:19

Beef producers interested in learning to optimize forage and livestock production while conserving natural resources may attend the southern Iowa Greenhorn Grazing series. Five day-long modules are set for May through November.