Iowa Learning Farms will host a prairie and forestry field day Tuesday, Aug. 22, from 5-7 p.m. at Eric and Cindy Boehm’s Farm near Wadena. The free event is open to farmers and landowners and includes a complimentary meal.
The field day will feature Iowa Learning Farms farmer partner Eric Boehm sharing his experience with establishing prairie and forestry management. Tim Youngquist, Iowa State University STRIPS program farmer liaison, will discuss best management practices for establishing prairie and conservation practices related to pollinators.
Dave Asche, Clayton County district forester, will focus on managing forestry under the Conservation Stewardship Program, as well as managing trees in pollinator habitat (CP42). The field day will also feature a tour with Adam Janke, associate professor in natural resources ecology and management and extension wildlife specialist at Iowa State, discussing habitat benefits. Walking accommodations will be available.
The field day will be held at the Boehm Farm, 12663 D Ave., Wadena. From Wadena, travel 2 miles south on D Ave. From Arlington, travel 4.5 miles north on D Ave. The farm is on the west side of the road.
The event is free and open to farmers and landowners, though reservations are required to ensure adequate space and food. For reasonable accommodations and to RSVP please contact Alena Whitaker at 515-294-2473 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Attendees will be entered in a drawing for ISU Prairie Strips honey.
Iowa Learning Farms field days and workshops are supported by the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service. For more information about Iowa Learning Farms, visit www.iowalearningfarms.org.