Iowa Learning Farms created a publication series with talking points and relevant research findings about a variety of conservation practices to assist landowner and tenant discussions.
The costs associated with installing solar arrays have dropped over the last several years, making them much more cost effective to install on a farm or acreage. As they become more affordable, these solar arrays are becoming a viable source of energy for farmers, especially farmers who have large barns to ventilate in the summer or fans on grain bins.
The Iowa Nutrient Reduction Strategy recommends that farmers use a number of soil and water conservation best management practices to reduce nutrient loss into waterways. The 2016 Iowa Farm and Rural Life Poll asked farmers if they were using or considering use of many of those practices.
The Iowa Monarch Conservation Consortium is hosting a monarch conservation field day July 24 at the Iowa State University Field Extension Education Laboratory near Boone.
A revised Iowa Master Conservationist program will be offered in Mt. Pleasant this fall. Iowa Master Conservationist is an ISU Extension and Outreach program that teaches about wildlife and plant communities, and provides accurate information on a broad range of conservation issues.
Rob Davis, conservation land manager with Whiterock Conservancy, will discuss pasture conservation and grazing for soil, livestock and wildlife benefits during the Iowa Learning Farms webinar Wednesday, Jan. 17 at noon.
Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, the Iowa Monarch Conservation Consortium and the Southeast Iowa Agricultural Research Association will host a field day on March 29 to highlight pollinator and prairie establishment and management.
Iowa Learning Farms will host a monarch butterfly conservation field day Thursday, Sept. at the Logan Abandoned Mine Land Site near Bussey. The 10 a.m.-12 p.m. field day is free and open to the public and includes a complimentary meal.
The Iowa Monarch Conservation Consortium is collaborating with agricultural and conservation organizations, agribusiness and utility companies, county associations, universities and state and federal agencies to improve monarch habitat in Iowa.
The Iowa Monarch Conservation Consortium today released a statewide strategy to support monarch butterfly recovery in Iowa and North America, available at www.iowamonarchs.info.