AMES, Iowa ― Farmers and the public are invited to attend a farm field day on Wednesday, July 11, at the Northwest Iowa Research and Demonstration Farm near Sutherland. Check-in and registration will begin at 9 a.m. with the program starting at 9:30 a.m.
Iowa State University Extension and Outreach specialists will present timely research and crop production information throughout the morning. Topics and speakers will include:
- On the Edge - Bioreactor and Saturated Buffer Models presented by Iowa Learning Farms staff.
- Iowa Water Quality and Research at the Northwest Iowa Research Farm presented by Matt Helmers, professor and extension agricultural engineer at Iowa State.
- Surrogate Nitrate Measurement Methods presented by Girma Birru, post-doctoral associate in agronomy at Iowa State.
- Iowa Windbreak Management presented by Jesse Randall, associate professor and extension forestry specialist at Iowa State.
- Agronomic Issues from the 2018 Growing Season by Joel DeJong and Paul Kassel, field agronomists with ISU Extension and Outreach.
“The field day will give farmers and the public a chance to see current research projects and talk with the researchers involved in the experiments,” said DeJong. “Attendees also will be able to ask questions and hear about the latest in the agriculture industry. Anyone and everyone is welcome to attend, and Certified Crop Credits will be available.”
A noon lunch will be available for a minimal charge.
The Northwest Iowa Research and Demonstration Farm is located at 6320 500th Street near Sutherland, Iowa. That’s 1/4 mile east of Highway 59 on B-62, about two miles south of Calumet or about 12 miles north of Cherokee.
For more information about the ISU Northwest Research and Demonstration Farm Field Day, contact Joel DeJong at 712-546-7835 or firstname.lastname@example.org.