Forestry Field Days

The Iowa Forestry Field Days program is sponsored in cooperation with the local Department of Natural Resources' District Forester, County Extension Office, and frequently with the County Conservation Board. The program is intended to serve private woodland owners, public land managers, forestry consultants and service providers, and interested citizens of Iowa. Field days consist of 3 to 6 hours of outdoor classroom instruction on topics related to the improvement of woodland resources or the expansion of tree resources. Between 10 and 15 programs are typically available across the state. Specific topics considered vary and are tailored to local needs.

Forestry Field Day to be held in Dallas County

Iowa State University Extension Forestry Specialist Billy Beck will be partnering with the Iowa Woodland Owners Association (IWOA) and others to deliver a forestry / wood products field day in Dallas County (17558 Bear Creek Road, Earlham, IA) on Saturday October 9, 2021.  Participants will tour Bear Creek Hardwoods and learn all aspects of urban (and non-urban) wood utilization and processing, the basics of wood science and identification of top Iowa wood species, how to sell standing timber, and an optional tour of a nearby home that exhibits incredible woodworking infrastructure. Experts from Iowa DNR, ISU Extension, and private industry will be on-hand for networking and Questions and Answers.  Bring your own lawn chair.  Morning refreshments and lunch will be provided.   Pre-registration is required and may be done by mailing a check for $15 to IWOA at 57 W Timberline Dr, Blue Grass IA 52726 before October 6.