Iowa Learning Farms

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.

ILF recently published the 2015 Evaluation Report. The report includes responses from farmers all across the state and showcases the growth in implementation of conservation practices. See the report here to read more.

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

August 26, 2016

Iowa Learning Farms will host a soil health and cover crop field day at Black Hawk Lake in Lake View on Thursday, September 15.

August 22, 2016

Iowa Learning Farms, along with The Eastern Iowa Airport, University of Iowa and the STRIPS project, will host a field day on Thursday, September 8...

August 18, 2016

Iowa Learning Farms, along with West Fork Crooked Creek Watershed Project and Washington County Soil and Water Conservation District, will host a cover crop and...

August 18, 2016

Iowa Learning Farms, along with the STRIPS project, will host a field day on Tuesday, September 6th...


Next Webinar: Wednesday, September 21, 1:00 p.m.
Dr. Mike Castellano
Iowa State University Department of Agronomy

Topic: Cover Crop Management: Maximizing Soil Health and Nitrate Retention

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