Iowa Learning Farms

This is the spectacular view that attendees had at the cover crop field day in Tama County on June 5. 

This is the view that Gary Guthrie gets to see every day. He hosted a prairie strips field day on his farm on July 10 and shared his plans for adding strips of prairie to his row crop fields. He shared this beautiful view with attendees too!

Southeast Iowa farmer Dan Black talks with attendees in the miscanthus field at the University of Iowa's field day. The field day explored the UI's sustainability initiative and the plans to burn miscanthus grass in the University's boiler system.

A large crowd gathered at the Dean Stromer farm for an ILF field day. Guest speaker at the field day included Iowa Sec. of Agriculture Bill Northey.

The new podcast series "Conservation Chat" features talks with farmers and those concerned with clean water and healthy soil. The inaugural episode features Iowa Agriculture Secretary Bill Northey. Find the podcast on the "webinars & podcasts" page on this website.

Prairie City farmer Gordon Wassenaar speaks to a full room at the ILF cover crop workshop held March 5 in Newton. Wassenaar uses cereal rye on 1,200 acres of his farm. 

Building a Culture of Conservation

Iowa Learning Farms is building a Culture of Conservation, calling attention to the importance of improved water and soil quality through conservation farming practices. The program utilizes partners across the state: farmer partners demonstrating various practices including reduced tillage, terraces, waterways and cover crops; educator partners who are teaching these valuable lessons to the next generation of Iowa landowners; and our funding partners.

News & Events

March 24, 2015

Iowa Learning Farm will host a field day Thursday, April 2, from 5:30-7 p.m. at the Stephanie and Matt Essick and Rich Harves farm, rural Dickens. 

March 9, 2015

The Iowa Learning Farms March webinar is Wednesday, March 18, at 1:00 p.m. This month’s guest speaker is Dan Andersen, Iowa State University assistant professor and Extension specialist in...

March 9, 2015

Iowa Learning Farms, along with the Iowa Cover Crop Working Group and Washington County Farm Bureau, will host a field day Wednesday, March 25, from 5:30-7 p.m. at the Steve and Dennis Berger farm...

February 17, 2015

Iowa Learning Farms will host three cover crop workshops spring in Jasper, Washington and Clay counties. The evening workshops are free, open to the public, and include a complimentary meal.


Next Webinar: Wednesday, April 15, 1:00 p.m.
Tim Youngquist, ISU Agricultural Specialist
Incorporating prairie strips on your farm
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