Crawfordsville Field Day to Feature Conservation, Prairie STRIPS Project

Participants will learn about ongoing research and conservation planning

October 10, 2019, 9:13 am | Timothy Youngquist

AMES, Iowa – Farmers and those who advise them on conservation practices should consider attending a field day Nov. 19, from 3-6:30 p.m. at the Iowa State University Southeast Research and Demonstration Farm, near Crawfordsville.

man lighting a controlled prairie burn.The field day, which is hosted by ISU Extension and Outreach, the STRIPS project, and the Southeast Iowa Agricultural Research Association, will feature the following topics and speakers:

  • On-farm conservation practices – Kristina TeBockhorst, ISU Extension and Outreach Ag Engineering Field Specialist.
  • Prescribed burning 101, Prairie STRIP establishment and maintenance – Tim Youngquist, ISU STRIPS farmer liaison.
  • Conservation planning and enrollment in USDA cost share programs – Tony Maxwell, Washington County NRCS.

Registration begins at 2:30 p.m., with speakers starting at 3 p.m. Weather permitting, a controlled burn will be conducted on the farm’s prairie STRIPS.  

The field day is free and open to the public and includes a complimentary meal. RSVP by Nov. 5 to ensure an accurate headcount for supper. Contact Tim Youngquist at, or 712-269-0592.

Directions to the Southeast Research and Demonstration Farm: Take Highway 218 south from Crawfordsville 1 3/4 miles, travel east on G-62 two miles, then 3/4 mile north. Watch for signs to the farm.


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