Articles related to Environment

Monday, June 10, 2013 - 13:30

Water is a critical issue for the continued development and prosperity of Iowa, the North Central Region and the United States. The Iowa Learning Farms’ monthly webinar on Wednesday, June 19, features Lois Wright Morton, sociology professor at Iowa State University with her presentation, “Linking and Integrating Water Quality Planning for Action.”

Thursday, June 6, 2013 - 11:11

Iowa Learning Farms, the Ann Smeltzer Charitable Trust Farm board of trustees and Webster and Hamilton NRCS offices were planning to host a field day at the farm Wednesday, June 12. The field day has been postponed due to the wet spring and late planting season. The field day will be held later this summer at a date yet to be determined.

Tuesday, June 4, 2013 - 08:54

The frequent rains that have soaked Iowa this year have left many corn and soybean fields unplanted or with flooded areas. Many producers are wondering what options they have under their multiple peril crop insurance (MPCI) policies.

Tuesday, May 28, 2013 - 11:40

Iowa Learning Farms will host a field day at the Ann Smeltzer Charitable Trust Farm near Otho on Wednesday, June 12, from 4–6 p.m. The field day will feature a variety of conservation topics as visitors tour the farm.

Thursday, May 23, 2013 - 11:54

Producers making the switch to organic crops to meet growing market demand not only fetch premium prices, according to a recent study; they also build healthy soil and sequester carbon, making organic agriculture a useful strategy for dealing with climate change.

Monday, May 13, 2013 - 09:59

Farmers being observant with seed treatments at planting and pesticide applications during the growing season could minimize ill effects on bee populations, according to Iowa State University entomologists.

Friday, May 10, 2013 - 09:13

Tony Toigo and Patti Cale-Finnegan will discuss Water Resource Restoration Sponsored Projects during the Iowa Learning Farms’ webinar Wednesday, May 15, at 11:30 a.m..

Tuesday, April 30, 2013 - 14:19

There is still time to register for the remaining Eco Family Virtual Conference sessions.

Monday, April 22, 2013 - 08:36

The Conservation Reserve Program Readiness Initiative is offering a pair of workshops on CRP topics. The first workshop on wildlife habitat development will be June 17 and the second course on CRP mid-contract management will be June 18.