Wednesday, November 19
Iowa State University Extension Pollinator Specialist
Pollinators and prairie strips integrated with row crops
Women Caring for the Land Cover Crop Workshop
Each meeting will begin with registration, cofee and resource sharing. Lunch will be provided and during afternoon field tours, participants will travel to a nearby location to see cover crops in action. After the field tours, the workshop will return to the original venue for final wrap-up. For more information, visit the Women Caring for the Land website.
Oct. 23, 8:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Dickinson County Nature Center, Okoboji
RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or 712-362-8879
Nov. 14-15, 2014
Women Food and Agriculture Network (WFAN) Annual Conference
Nov. 16-17, 2014
14th Annual Iowa Organic Conference
Nov. 18, 2014
15th Annual Drainage Research Forum
Iowa State University Alumni Center, Ames
In celebration of the 15th anniversary of the Drainage Research Forum, this year’s program will feature a keynote by Dr. Wayne Skaggs on the history and future of drainage research. Dr. Skaggs is a William Neal Reynolds and Distinguished University Professor of drainage and agricultural water management in Biological and Agricultural Engineering at North Carolina State University. He is internationally recognized for his work in drainage research and as the developer of the DRAINMOD model.
In addition, the program will consist of results and updates on drainage research and related issues from university and agency researchers and other stakeholders from Iowa, Minnesota, and South Dakota. The final agenda is being developed and will be available soon.
The program is intended for all drainage stakeholders, including state and federal agency staff, county supervisors, crop consultants, academics, contractors, farmers, and others interested in drainage issues and research topics in the upper Midwest.
Registration is open at the following site http://www.aep.iastate.edu/drf/, and the final agenda will be posted on the website once it is available.
Nov. 25, 2014
Iowa Forage and Grassland Council Conference
Airport Holiday Inn, Des Moines
The event begins with registration at 8 a.m., followed by the IFGC annual meeting at 9 a.m., and is open to anyone interested in forage and grassland issues. This annual event includes general and breakout sessions, and specific times for visiting with exhibitors, ending at 3 p.m. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach beef program specialist Joe Sellers said IFGC members and non-members alike will benefit from attending this annual event.
“The keynote speaker is Peter Ballerstedt, forage production manager at Barenbrug USA,” Sellers said. “He’s written numerous articles and publications, including a blog focused on human nutrition, health and diet. His presentation is titled, ‘Forages Make Meat, Meat Is Medicine.’”
Agenda topics and speakers include: Benefits of Forage and Grassland with Water Quality; Double Grazing with Sheep and Cattle; Cover Crop Mixes, Benefits and Advantages; Cover Crops -- Use in Forage and Livestock Systems; Establishing Perennial Pastures; Fertility and Fertilization - Getting the most out of your forage crops; and Improvements in Forages.
The registration form is available on the IBC website, http://www.iowabeefcenter.org/events/IFGCconfreg2014.pdf.
Iowa Learning Farms Menu
- Cover Crops
- Conservation Station
- News & Events
Fall 2014 Cover Crop Field Days
Nov. 12, time TBA
Wallace Learning Center at Armstrong Research Farm
Nov. 18, time TBA
Borlaug Center at Northeastern Research Farm
Nov. 19, time TBA
North Central Research Farm
Nov. 20, 10:30 am-12:30 pm
Rob Stout farm, Washington Co.
Nov. 25, 11 am-1 pm
Tim Palmer farm, Madison Co.