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04.11.2019 - Des Moines, IA - Communities, wastewater utilities, and consultants interested in applying for or currently working on a State Revolving Fund (SRF) Water Resource Restoration Sponsored Project or a SRF General Non-point Source Loan for stream stabilization projects should note the upcoming Iowa River Restoration Toolbox Training Workshops. 

04.08.2019 - Ames, Iowa - Iowa Learning Farms will host a webinar on Wednesday, April 17 at 12:00 p.m. about the importance of soil quality for agricultural production.

04.01.2019 - Ames and Washington - Midwestern farms produce a quarter of the world’s corn and soybeans, yet this bounty drains nutrients from the soil, reducing future yields. TheFoundation for Food and Agriculture Research(FFAR) awarded a $746,204 Seeding Solutions Grant to Iowa State University to improve soil health through prairie strips. The FFAR grant has been matched with funding from Iowa State UniversityRoeslein Alternative EnergyIowa Agriculture Water Allianceand the Walton Family Foundationfor a total $1.49 million investment.

03.26.2019 -  Syracuse, Indiana - The 40th Annual IWRA Spring Symposium will be held June 26-28 at the Oakwood Resort on Lake Wawasee in Syracuse, Indiana. “Water and Health: Exploring Healthy Water for Human, Animal, and Environment” is the topic of this year’s symposium. 

03.20.2019 - Southwest Iowa - This morning the City of Glenwood's water treatment plant was inundated by the floodwaters, forcing the plant to be shut down and city officials have issued a boil water advisory.

03.19.2019 - Ames, Iowa - Iowa Learning Farms, in partnership with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service and National Wildlife Foundation, will host a cover crops and water quality field day on Tuesday, April 9 from 5:00-7:00 p.m. at Rob Stout’s farm near Washington. The event is free, open to the whole family and includes a complimentary meal.

03.18.2019 - Ames, Iowa - Women who live in Iowa and own or manage farmland are invited to a conservation discussion focused on improving soil health on Tuesday, March 19th at 12 noon at the Raccoon River Nature Lodge, 2500 Grand Ave, West Des Moines or Wednesday, March 20th at at 8:30 a.m. at the FFA Enrichment Center, 1055 SW Prairie Trail Parkway in Ankeny.  Womennon-operator owners who own more than 40 acres, may have recently inherited farmland, or are feeling overwhelmed with all the decisions of farmland management will find this event especially helpful.The program, sponsored by Women, Food and Agriculture Network, is called Women Caring for the LandSM

03.11.19 - Ames, Iowa - Iowa Learning Farms and Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will host a cover crop and no-till workshop on Thursday, March 28th from 12:00-2:00 p.m. at Titan Machinery near Williams. The event is free, open to the whole family and includes a complimentary meal.

 

03.05.2019 - AMES, Iowa— Iowa Learning Farmswill host a webinar on Wednesday, March 20 at 12:00 p.m. about the role of livestock in sustainable agriculture.

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.

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