2016 Field Day: Al Lingren
Al Lingren hosted a field day event on July 23, 2016 to showcase a variety of soil health equipment and tools. The day consisted of Bill Northey, Iowa Secretary of Agriculture, as the keynote speaker; followed by rotating stations of various equipment and tools. The rotating stations included a strip-till bar, SOILSCAN 360, Boone SWCD Soil Health trailer, and a Hagie Highboy with cover crop interseeder. Presentations from various partner organizations enlightened the 85 attendees on the variety of tools that are available to help ease the transition to a soil health management system.
2015 Field Day: Jim McHugh and Jim & Anita Johnson
Jim McHugh and Jim & Anita Johnson co-hosted a field day event on November 7, 2015. The neighbors showed off their diversity of nutrient management practices to improve the soil health and water quality on their farms. Practices that were featured include prairie buffer strips, cover crops, and integrated cattle grazing systems. Attendees learned how to utilize prairie grasses such as Virginia Wild Rye, Canada Wild Rye, Purple Prairie Clover, and Partridge Pea in their land.