Randy Norby (left) chats about his planter rig to attendees at an ILF No-till and Strip-till field day on the Norby farm near Osage on June 21.
Guests listen to Mark Mueller and Collin Jensen as they tell of their experiences with no-till at a No-till corn-on-corn field day at Mueller's farm near Waverly on June 14.
A field of mixed cover crops including tillage radish and field peas in October.
The cover crops in this photo were terminated a few days prior to the photo, taken April 5, 2012.
The ILF/PFI cover crop working group is made up of 12 farmers across Iowa growing cover crops next to areas without cover crops. Data is collected on all the sites including microbial biomass carbon, total nitrogen, pH and bulk density, cash crop yield and aboveground biomass, shown here.
An ILF field day was held on June 5 that focused on strip-tillage. Farmer Dean Tiefenthaler (right) talks to some of the attendees about his experiences using strip-tillage.
A close up of a cover crop plot at the Iowa State University Southeast Iowa Research Farm near Crawfordsville on April 4, 2012 shows the growth of winter rye since planting.
ILF farmer partner Collin Jensen talks to the crowd at a field day on the Mark Mueller farm near Waverly on June 14. The field day focused on no-till corn-on-corn.
On July 11, ILF hosted a pasture walk on Triple C farms near Leon. IDALS Bureau Chief Todd Coffelt, along with his brothers, hosted the event. The field day focused on rotational grazing and EQIP grants can help improve grass management. The Coffelt cattle seem pleased with the progress.
Attendees at the ILF strip-till field day at the Bob Lynch farm were able to watch strip-till rigs in action, kick the tires and ask questions of Bob, his son Jay, and fellow strip-tiller Mark Thompson. The Oct. 23 field day was held on Lynch's farm near Gilmore City.
Guests at the ILF field day at the Pete Crew farm were a hearty bunch. The field day was held on Oct. 26 a cold and windy day. Farmer Pete Crew talks to the group about strip-tillage and establishing cover crops.
Sarah Carlson, Practical Farmers of Iowa (PFI), presents to attendees at a cover crop workshop in Welton. The workshop was co-sponsored by ILF and PFI. The workshop was in conjunction with the Eastern Iowa Hay Growers Association's annual meeting on March 21, 2013.