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

June 21, 2016

Iowa Learning Farms will host a cover crop field day on Tuesday, July 12, from 4:30 p.m.-7:00 p.m. at John Wilcox Farm near Correctionville. 

June 7, 2016

Iowa Learning Farms will host a cover crop and soil health field day on Thursday, June 16, from 5:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. at the Timber Frame Lodge off the Lake...

June 2, 2016

Join Dr. Angie Carter to learn more about how to reframe work and conversations about conservation, and specifically about water quality, in Iowa watersheds. 

May 31, 2016

Iowa Learning Farms will host a pasture walk on Tuesday, June 21, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. on the Eric Werner farm, rural Vining.


Next Webinar: Wednesday, July 20 1:00 p.m.
Dr. Jacqueline Comito, Program Director
Ann Staudt, Assitant Program Manager and Science Director 
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