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2017 Field Days

Prairie Rivers of Iowa, along with its partners and sponsors, will host three field days throughout summer 2017. All field days are free and open to the public. Check out the details below for more info!

June 13 Field Day: Cover Crops and Soil Health

Where: Larry Haren Farm, 1387 Kendall Young Road, Webster City
When: 5:00 to 7:00 PM; registration beginning at 4:30 PM
Co-sponsors: Prairie Rivers of Iowa, Iowa Learning Farms, Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship, Hamilton County Conservation

This field day will emphasize cover crop utilization and other soil health practices. Participants will get to view the many practices installed on Haren’s farm and hear Rick Cruse, Professor of Agronomy at Iowa State University, discuss how these practices can protect soil health. Karen Wilke of the Nature Conservancy will speak with attendees about oxbow restoration. Liz Juchems of Iowa Learning Farms and Kayla Hasper of Prairie Rivers of Iowa will also be on hand to present on these topics.

Those interested in attending are asked to RSVP to Iowa Learning Farms at 515-294-542 or

Field Day directions:
Directions from Highway 20
Directions from Webster City

June 27 Field Day: Conservation Practices

Where: Key Cooperative, Nevada Plot (22703 600th Ave., Nevada)
When: 4:00 to 7:00 PM; registration beginning at 3:30 PM
Sponsors: Prairie Rivers of Iowa, Key Cooperative, Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Development, Story County Conservation

The focus of this field day will be buffer strips and strip-till conservation practices. Presentations will cover water quality protection efforts in Iowa, strip-till equipment and adoption, and buffer strip installation for water quality improvement. Key Cooperative agronomist Chris McIlrath will discuss tillage, and Kelly Eels, Sales Manager and leader on the Sustain Team will be on hand to discuss that program. Other speakers include Kayla Hasper of Prairie Rivers of Iowa, Director of Story County Conservation Mike Cox, and Dana Holland, District Conservationist with the Natural Resource Conservation Service (USDA-NRCS).

Those interested in attending are asked to RSVP to Kayla Hasper at 515-232-0048 or

Field Day Directions:
Directions to Key Coopeartive, Nevada

August 2017 Field Day: TBD

Where: Story County. Exact location and time TBD

Be sure to check back with us for more info on this field day!