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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.

11.06.18 - Ames, Iowa - Iowa Learning Farms, along with Iowa Seed Corn Cover Crop InitiativeIowa Corn, and USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service, will host a cover crop and conservation tillage field day on Tuesday, November 27th from 12:00-2:00 p.m. at the Kossuth County Museum in Algona. The event is free, open to the whole family and includes a complimentary meal.

11.02.2018 - Ames, Iowa - The results of a five-year study conducted by the Iowa Learning Farms, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach and Practical Farmers of Iowa, reinforced that cover crops added to a corn-soybean rotation have no negative effect on yield and result in statistically significant reductions in nitrate concentration in subsurface water. The details of the study are included in an infographic available for download at www.iowalearningfarms.org/content/cover-crop-research.

10.31.2018 - AMES, Iowa— Iowa Learning Farms will host a webinar discussing the innovative Conservation Learning Lab project that is key to understanding impacts of in-field conservation practices beyond the research plot scale on Wednesday, November 14 at 12:00 p.m.

10.29.2018 - AMES, Iowa—Iowa Learning Farms, along with Cedar Creek Partnership Project and Wapello County Soil and Water Conservation District, will host a cover crops and grazing cover crops field day on Tuesday, November 20th from 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at the Swanson Farm, rural Ottumwa. The event is free, open to the whole family and includes a complimentary meal.

10.29.2018 - NEVADA, Iowa - Caught between unpredictable trade conditions and uncooperative weather, Iowa farmers are under more pressure than ever. Perhaps that’s why recently there has been a surge in interest in the practice of cover cropping: growing non-cash crops in between row crops or in the off-season.

10.23.2018 - Ruthven, Iowa - The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) recently confirmed that zebra mussels are in Lost Island Lake near Ruthven in Palo Alto County.

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