Main Education Calendar
|Check back as information will be updated daily|
|June 3rd 2014||Henry County Field day|
|May 9th 2014||SW Iowa Field day - CANCELLED|
|May 2nd 2014||NE Iowa Field day|
|March 29th 2014||IWOA Spring Field day|
|November 16th 2013||NE Iowa Maple Syrup Tubing Workshop|
|November 12th 2013||SW Iowa Tree Planting|
|October 18th 2013||Stephens State Forest|
|October 11th 2013||Loess Hills Field day|
|October 8th 2013||Tree Farmer of the Year Field Day|
|October 3rd 2013||Yellow River Field Day|
|October 1st 2013||Shimek Field Day|
|June 19th 2013||Delaware County Forestry Field day @ ISU's Brayton Forest|
|June 11th 2013||Howard County Forestry Field day|
|June 4th 2013||SW Iowa Forestry Field day|
|October 18, 2012||Yellow River State Forest Field day DOC|
|October 12, 2012||Loess Hills State Forest Field day DOC|
|October 2, 2012||Shimek State Forest Field day DOC|
|Sept. 28, 2012||Tree Farmer of the Year Field Day - Wadena IA DOC|
|August 24, 2012||Oak Woodlands / savanna workshop and field day PDF|
|August 11, 2012||Summer Horticulture Showcase - Nashua Farm .PDF|
|July 11, 2012||Nodaway Valley Woodland Owners - Free BBQ .PDF|
|June 1, 2012||SE Iowa Field day .DOC or .PDF|
|May 31, 2012||SW Iowa Flooded Timber Field day .PDF|
|May 22, 2012||Bremer County - Waverly .DOC or .PDF|
|April 27, 2012||Stephens State Forest .DOC or .PDF|
|April 25, 2012||Boone County .DOC or .PDF|
|April 14, 2012||Maple Syrup Festival @ Kennedy Park - Webster County Conservation .PDF|
|April 4, 2012||Tama County Bottomland Hardwoods field day .PDF or .DOC|
|Sept. 10, 2011||Iowa Woodland Owners Association Annual Meeting, Maquoketa, Iowa - .PDF or .DOC|
|Sept. 22, 2011||Tree Farmer of the Year, Cherokee County - .PDF or .DOC|
|Oct. 4, 2011||Shimek State Forest Field Day - .PDF or .DOC|
|Oct. 6, 2011||Yellow River State Forest Field Day, Allamakee County - .PDF or .DOC|
|Oct. 14, 2011||Loess Hills State Forest Field Day, Harrison County- .PDF or .DOC
|Oct. 18, 2011||Stephens State Forest Field Day - .PDF or .DOC
|Nov. 3, 2011||Southwest Iowa Field Day - .PDF or .DOC|
June 9, 2011
June 15, 2011
June 16, 2011
June 17, 2011
June 23, 2011
June 24, 2011
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A variety of forestry topics are presented that relate to the improvement of woodland resources or the expansion of tree resources in the state and are tailored to local needs in your area.
The Iowa Foresty Field Days program is sponsored in cooperation with your local Department of Natural Resources' District Forester, your County Extension Office, and frequently with your County Conservation Board.
What is it?
It is 3 to 6 hours of outdoor classroom instruction on a variety of forestry topics related to the improvement of woodland resources or the expansion of tree resources in the state. Between 10 and 15 such programs will be available to you across the state. Specific topics considered vary and are tailored to local needs in your area. The program is sponsored in cooperation with your local Dept. of Natural Resources' District Forester, your County Extension Office, and frequently with your County Conservation Board. Forestry Field Days have been available in Iowa for 20 years.
Who is it for?
The program is intended to serve private woodland owners, public land managers, forestry consultants and service providers, and interested citizens of Iowa.
What does it cost?
This program's fee ranges from zero to modest. Some programs provide meals, the cost of which is charged to you as a participant; others may require fees to cover the costs of educational materials, mailings, or refreshments.
Why should you become involved?
The benefits are many. First, you will become more knowledgeable about how to manage tree resources for their many benefits and, more specifically, how to better manage your own forested property, if you are a landowner. Second, you will make contact with resource professionals such as your District Forester. Third, you will meet other people who are also woodland owners; you will have the opportunity to exchange information and discuss experiences with these individuals. Finally, you will usually receive a packet of useful reference materials (extension pamphlets and notes) related to the topics being considered.
Who should you contact?
Jesse Randall, ISU Forestry Extension Specialist
Or contact your county extension office to determine if a Forestry Field Day is to be held in the local area.