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!
August 15 Field Day: Setting Up for Success with Cover Crops
Where: LongView Farms, 20965 650th Ave., Nevada, IA 50201
When: 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM; registration beginning at 8:00 AM
Sponsors: Prairie Rivers of Iowa, Iowa Seed Corn Cover Crop Initiative, Iowa Corn, Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship (IDALS).
This field day will emphasize the importance and practices of cover crops. Local farmers, operators and seed corn growers will share their experiences with cover crops and give advice. There will be an open Q & A to ask questions and have experienced workers answer them for you.
With time permitting, after lunch there may be a possible Hagie interseeding demonstration in standing seed corn.
Those interested in attending are asked to RSVP to Shannon Moeller at 641-861-2280 or email@example.com.
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 be discussing tillage. Kelly Eels, Sales Manager and leader on the Sustain Team, will be on hand to discuss that program. Other speakers include:
- Kayla Bergman, Watershed Coordinator of Prairie Rivers of Iowa.
- Mike Cox, Director of Story County Conservation.
- Dana Holland, District Conservationist with the Natural Resource Conservation Service (USDA-NRCS).
Those interested in attending are asked to RSVP to Kayla Bergman at 515-232-0048 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Field Day Directions:
Directions to Key Coopeartive, Nevada
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.
Rick Cruse, Professor of Agronomy at Iowa State University, will discuss how these practices can protect soil health. Then, Karen Wilke, of the Nature Conservancy, will speak with attendees about oxbow restoration. Lastly, Liz Juchems of Iowa Learning Farms and Kayla Bergman 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 email@example.com.