Iowa Learning Farms Hosts Pasture Walk July 11

AMES, Iowa — Iowa Learning Farms will host a field day near Leon, beginning at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, July 11. The field day will include a pasture walk at Triple C Farms and will focus on pasture improvement.

Triple C Farms co-owner Todd Coffelt is also Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship water resources bureau chief. He and his brothers, Chris and Paul, will lead attendees on a walking tour of their pastureland. Dow Ag representative Scott Flynn will discuss pasture brush control and local Natural Resources Conservation Service representatives will be on-hand to discuss EQIP cost-share funding to help farmers improve pastures.

The field day includes a complimentary evening meal, prepared by the Decatur County Cattlemen. The event is free and the public is invited to attend. The field day site is located two miles west of Leon, on the north side of Highway 2, near the intersection of Highway 2 and County Road J-34 (212th Avenue).

Iowa Learning Farms takes a grassroots approach offering innovative ways to help all Iowans have an active role in keeping the state’s natural resources healthy and not take them for granted. A goal of Iowa Learning Farms is to build a Culture of Conservation, encouraging the adoption of residue management and conservation practices. Farmers, researchers and ILF team members are working together to identify and implement the best in-field management practices that increase water and soil quality while remaining profitable.

Iowa Learning Farms is a partnership of the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture, Iowa Natural Resources Conservation Service, and Iowa Department of Natural Resources (USEPA section 319); in cooperation with Conservation Districts of Iowa, the Iowa Farm Bureau and the Iowa Water Center.