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Wednesday, November 29, 2017 - 09:56

Tom Kaspar will discuss lessons learned from using cover crops to reduce losses of nitrate during the Iowa Learning Farms webinar Wednesday, Dec. 13 at noon. Kaspar is a plant physiologist at the USDA-ARS National Laboratory for Agriculture and the Environment.

Monday, November 27, 2017 - 08:46

Randall Cass is the new extension specialist focused on beekeeping and pollinators. His main project will be examining the health of honey bees and native bees in prairies and soybean fields.

Monday, November 20, 2017 - 11:05

The cover crop workshop will be held Dec. 13 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. and include Pottawattamie County farmer Russ Brandes, a fourth generation farmer from near Hancock.

Wednesday, November 15, 2017 - 13:27

Iowa Learning Farms, along with Elk Run Watershed and Practical Farmers of Iowa, will host a cover crop workshop on Wednesday, Dec. 6, 12-2 p.m. at the Swan Lake Conservation Education Center near Carroll. The event is free and open to the public and includes a complimentary meal.

Friday, November 10, 2017 - 13:32

Terry Tuttle has been appointed superintendent of the Iowa State University Northwest Research and Demonstration Farm near Sutherland.

Thursday, November 9, 2017 - 10:09

Brian Sampson, a Story County farmer, will discuss his transition to strip-tillage and addition cover crops as well as his experience with the conservation planning process with the NRCS and Iowa Learning Farms. Iowa State specialists are also on the agenda.

Wednesday, November 8, 2017 - 10:03

The field day will feature a panel of Montgomery County cover crop farmers including Gary Johnson, Mike Johnson, Mark Peterson, Dave Robinette and Kent Swanson.

Wednesday, November 8, 2017 - 08:12

The design and layout of new practices currently being considered for water quality improvements of farmland drainage will be the focus of a workshop scheduled for Dec. 14 in Fort Dodge, Iowa.

Monday, November 6, 2017 - 13:54

Iowa Learning Farms will host a webinar on bioreactors Wednesday, Nov. 15, at noon, featuring Laura Christianson from the University of Illinois.