Northern Research Farm to Hold June Field Day

Agronomists to present at annual field day in northern Iowa

May 22, 2023, 10:28 am | Angela Rieck-Hinz, Gentry Sorenson, Matt Schnabel

CLARION, Iowa –The Iowa State University Northern Research and Demonstration Farm will host a summer field day on Thursday, June 22, at the north farm, located at 310 S. Main St., Kanawha. This field day is being hosted by the Northern Research Farm, ISU Extension and Outreach and the North Central Iowa Research Association.

The day will begin with comments from Jason Henderson, vice president for Iowa State University Extension and Outreach; and Jay Harmon, associate dean in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and director for Agriculture and Natural Resources with ISU Extension and Outreach. Northern Research Farm field day.

Matt Schnabel, farm superintendent, will provide a summary of farm activities, and Andy Christensen, vice president of the North Central Iowa Research Association, will provide an update on the capital campaign. Field tours will include the following:

  • Antonio Mallarino, professor in agronomy and extension specialist at Iowa State, will discuss the recently updated phosphorus and potassium recommendations.
  • Lee Burras, Morrill Professor in agronomy at Iowa State, will demonstrate soil impacts on crop production via an open soil pit.
  • Mark Licht, associate professor in agronomy and cropping systems specialist with ISU Extension and Outreach, will discuss yields from the long-term tillage trials. 

Registration and refreshments will start at 8:30 a.m. and the field day begins at 9 a.m. Lunch will be provided. There is no cost to attend and the meeting is open to the public.

Attendees are encouraged to pre-register by June 19 by calling Matt Schnabel at 641-762-3247. Certified Crop Advisers can earn 1.0 SW, 1.0 NM and 1.0 CM CEU credits by attending.

The association appreciates the support and sponsorship from First Citizens National Bank, Gold-Eagle Cooperative, Calcium Products and New Cooperative.

For more information, contact ISU Extension and Outreach field agronomists Angie Rieck-Hinz at 515-231-2830 or, or Gentry Sorenson at 641-430-6715 or

Shareable photo: Field day tour at Iowa State's Northern Research and Demonstration Farm.

About the Authors: