Sioux County Ag Field Day Sept. 5

Dordt College and ISU Extension and Outreach will share research on soil resources and nutrient losses

August 20, 2018, 3:14 pm | Liz Juchems

AMES, Iowa — Dordt College will host the annual Ag Field Day at the Dordt Agriculture Stewardship Center, Wednesday, Sept. 5 at 5:30 p.m. Dordt, along with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, will share research about protecting soil resources and managing nutrient losses in the Sioux County area.

on the edge trailer.Ag Field Day features will include:

  • Iowa Learning Farm's On the Edge Conservation Station – Matt Helmers, dean's professor in the College of Ag and Life Sciences at Iowa State University, and professor in the Department of Ag and Biosystems Engineering.
  • Why Protecting Soil Resources Is Important - Joel De Jong, extension field agronomist, ISU Extension and Outreach.
  • Saturated Buffer Planning - Colton Meyer, project coordinator of West Branch of the Floyd River Watershed.

“Dordt and ISU Extension and Outreach share a common goal of providing unbiased research data to assist in the decision-making process for farm operations,” said Gary De Vries, instructor of agriculture at Dordt. “The event is going to be informative and helpful as producers make decisions for the future.”

The Ag Field Day will include a burger meal at 5:30 p.m. and tours at 6:15 p.m. The Agriculture Stewardship Center is located 1.6 mile north of Pella Corp. at 3648 U.S. Highway 75.

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