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Drainage Water Management and Cover Crop Field Day Is Sept. 10 Near Woolstock
(Posted on 8/25/2015)
Iowa Learning Farms and Practical Farmers of Iowa are hosting a field day Sept. 10 at the Arliss Nielsen farm, rural Woolstock. The field day will focus on drainage water management and cover crops.
Learn About Solar Energy at LeMars Conference Sept. 2
(Posted on 8/20/2015)
People with an interest in learning more about alternative energy systems for home, farm or business have an opportunity to hear firsthand about successful solar energy projects in Iowa.
Nutrient Reduction Strategies Field Day Sept. 3 Near Red Oak
(Posted on 8/20/2015)
Iowa Learning Farms, along with the Walnut Creek Watershed Project, will host a field day Thursday, Sept. 3, from 5:30-7:30 p.m., at the pond on Jim Bourn’s farm, north of Red Oak.
‘Conservation at Work’ Field Day Sept. 2 at Smeltzer Learning Farm
(Posted on 8/18/2015)
Iowa Learning Farms, along with the Smeltzer Charitable Trust, will host a field day Sept. 2 at the Smeltzer Learning Farm, rural Otho. The field day will demonstrate conservation farming practices to help reduce soil erosion and nutrients entering Iowa’s water bodies as well as improve soil health and productivity.
Emerald Ash Borer Confirmed in Montgomery County, Iowa
(Posted on 8/18/2015)
The emerald ash borer, a destructive and invasive insect of ash trees, has been discovered in central rural Montgomery County. Iowa’s growing number of counties with confirmed detections has now reached 27. 
Iowa Learning Farms, Iowa Soybean Association, to Host Field Day Near Roland
(Posted on 8/13/2015)
Iowa Learning Farms, along with the Iowa Soybean Association and Story County Natural Resources Conservation Service, will host a field day on Wednesday, Aug. 26, from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Key Co-op, 13585 620th Ave., Roland.
Neely-Kinyon Field Day Features Sustainable and Organic Production
(Posted on 8/11/2015)
Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will co-sponsor a field day to highlight the integration of crops and livestock in sustainable and organic systems Tuesday, Aug. 18, at the Iowa State University Neely-Kinyon Farm in Greenfield, Iowa.
Nutrient Reduction Strategies Field Day to be Held at Gilmore City Aug. 27
(Posted on 8/7/2015)
The field day will look at the impacts and findings from the past 25 years of research at the Drainage Research and Demonstration Project site, current research results, and their relationship to the Iowa Nutrient Reduction Strategy.
Iowa Learning Farms August Webinar on the Full Potential of Cover Crops
(Posted on 8/6/2015)
This month’s guest speaker is Tom Kaspar who will present “Reaching the Full Potential of Cover Crops in Iowa.”
Iowa State Brings Bugs and Cy to Iowa State Fair
(Posted on 7/30/2015)
Those that fly, crawl, slither and leap will have their days at the Iowa State University exhibit, “Camp Cy – A Statewide Adventure,” in the Varied Industries Building at the 2015 Iowa State Fair. Camp Cy takes place under cardinal and gold tent tops where special guests and activities will showcase the many ways ISU Extension and Outreach is Iowans’ 99-county campus.

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