AMES, IOWA—Iowa Learning Farms will host a field day at the Ann Smeltzer Charitable Trust Farm near Otho on Wednesday, June 12, from 4–6 p.m. The field day will feature a variety of conservation topics as visitors tour the farm.
The field day includes a complimentary evening meal. The event is free and the public is invited to attend. The field day is sponsored by Iowa Learning Farms in cooperation with the Webster and Hamilton County NRCS and the Ann Smeltzer Charitable Trust. The Smeltzer farm is located approximately 2.5 miles south of Otho on County Road P59.
Iowa Learning Farms takes a grassroots approach offering innovative ways to help all Iowans have an active role in keeping our 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.