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02.08.19 - Iowa City, IA - Floods in Iowa are changing. We have entered a period of more widespread extreme rainfall, with storms projected to double in intensity by 2050.

02.06.19 - Ames, IA – The 2019 Iowa Water Conference titled, “Back to Basics: Land, Water, People,” will be held on March 12 and 13, 2019, at the Scheman Building on Iowa State University’s campus in Ames, Iowa.

02.02.2019 - Ames, Iowa - Iowa Learning Farmswill host a webinar on Wednesday, February 20 at 12:00 p.m. about the consequences of farming prairie potholes and management options for these common Iowa landscape features.

01.23.19 - Ames, IA - Iowa Learning Farms (ILF), a hands-on education and outreach program for farmers throughout Iowa and its parent organization Conservation Learning Group (CLG), a think tank based at Iowa State University and dedicated to addressing conservation and environmental challenges, announced that the popular podcast series, Conservation Chats, is back in production with the first new podcast available now. This episode, Iowa’s Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig, recorded Jan. 16, 2019, can be downloaded from the Conservation Chat podcast site or from iTunes.

01.17.2019 - The Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship (IDALS) is issuing this request for proposals (RFP) to provide funding for planning, development, and design of projects that lead to implementation to reduce the loss of nutrients to waters of Iowa. 

The Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), an agency under the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), is announcing the potential availability of funding for agreements through the Iowa Partners for Conservation (IPC) Notice of Funding Opportunity posted to https://www.grants.gov/.  Please feel free to share this announcement with other eligible organizations.  Questions should be directed to Judy.Martinson@ia.usda.gov

11.26.2018 - Ames, Iowa - AMES, Iowa— Iowa Learning Farms will host a webinar on Wednesday, December 12 at 12:00 p.m. about the #NoTillb4Beans and #CoverYourBeans campaigns launched by the Conservation Learning Group to highlight the potential for time and money savings with no-tillage and cover crops ahead of soybean.

11.26.2018 - Ankeny, IA - The Iowa Agriculture Water Alliance (IAWA) is accepting applications for the 2019 Iowa Watershed Awards. Now in its second year, the program recognizes outstanding watershed coordinators across the state of Iowa.

11.09.2018 - Ames, Iowa - Iowa Learning Farms, along with the Clayton County Soil and Water Conservation District, will host a cover crop field day on Thursday, November 29th from 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. at the Luana Savings Bank. The event is free, open to the whole family and includes a complimentary meal.

 

11.08.2018 - Ames, Iowa - Iowa Learning Farms, along with the Lower Skunk Water Quality and Soil Health Initiativeand Henry County Soil and Water Conservation District, will host a cover crops and saturated buffer field day on Wednesday, November 28th from 12:00-2:00 p.m. at the Hillsboro Community Center. The event is free, open to the whole family and includes a complimentary meal.

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