ILF Webinar

Wednesday, September 17
11:30 a.m.

Tom Isenhart
Associate Professor, ISU Department of Natural Resources Ecology and Management
Streambank erosion and conservation buffers


ISU Extension and Outreach events

Sept. 3, 1-4:30 pm
Northeast Research and Demonstration Farm Field Day

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Sept. 4, 9 am-1 pm
Northern Iowa Research Farm Association Field Day

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Sept. 9, 1:30 p.m.
Southeast Iowa Research Farm Field Day

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Sept. 14, 9 am-1 pm
Northern Iowa Reserach Farm Field Day

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Other Events

Sept. 6, 9:00 am
Together, For the Land Volunteer Day
Turkey Creek Nature Preserve (near Iowa City)
2545 Sugar Bottom Rd. Solon, IA 52333

Join Iowa's five land trusts to celebrate land protection in Iowa. Come for the volunteer day; stay for live music and lunch. The Nature Conservancy, Bur Oak Land Trust (formerly known as Johnson County Heritage Trust), Iowa Natural Heritage Foundaiton, Four Mounds Foundation and Whiterock Conservancy will host their first joint volunteer day to bring all of Iowa's land trusts together to show combined support for conservation in Iowa. 

We will meet at the Turkey Creek Preserve, near Iowa City, 2525 Sugar Bottom Rd., Solon, at 9 a.m. The event is open to all ages. Participants are asked to bring lawn chairs or picnic blankets, water bottles, lopper/handsaws (optional) and work gloves. Please wear long sleeves, jeans and closed-toe shoes. Coffee, snacks and lunch will be provided. 

Please RSVP by Aug. 25 to Jake Hart with the Bur Oak Land Trust at 319-338-7030 or


Sept. 24, 10:00 am
Mob Grazing/Pasture Walk
Doug Darrow's Rapid Creek Family Farm

3727 Calkins Ave SW, Oxford

This event is sponsored by the Johnson County Soil and Water Conservation District.

Featuring Doug Darrow’s mob grazing system, on land recently converted from cropland to pasture. Doug will explain his design considerations for fencing and watering systems, and the challenges he’s encountered. Mob grazing consists of high density stocking rates in divided pastures where cattle are moved daily. Each grazing event is followed by an extended rest period that allows for optimum soil, plant, and animal performance.

Rick Bednarek, NRCS Soil Scientist, will be taking soil samples in various pasture areas and discuss soil health in relation to their historical usage.

Pat Wall, ISU Grazing Specialist, and Jess Jackson, NRCS Grazing Specialist, will also be available to share their expertise.

Directions: 1 mile south of Interstate 80 (exit 230) then a half mile east on 360th St and then a half mile south on Calkins.

A luncheon will be served around noon.  If you will be staying for lunch, please RSVP at 319-337-2322 ext 3. Other questions, contact our office at the above number. Dress for walking and being in the field. Rain date scheduled for 9/25/2014.




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