Jacqueline Comito
Iowa Learning Farms

515-296-0081
jcomito@iastate.edu

Articles by this author:

Edge-of-field nitrate reduction practices such as bioreactors, saturated buffers and wetlands are gaining in popularity. Questions linger about how these practices work and the scale of implementation required to make progress towards Iowa's nutrient reduction strategy goals. Matt Helmers will discuss how to answer the questions.

According to the newly released Iowa Learning Farms 2016 Field Day Evaluation Report, the number of Iowa cover crop acres grew by approximately 32 percent to 623,700 acres.

Ann Staudt, assistant manager of the Iowa Learning Farms, will discuss ILF’s recent research that analyzes the relationship between earthworm populations, cover crops and overall soil health during the ILF monthly webinar on Wednesday, Nov. 16 at 1 p.m.

Throughout the year conservation practices field day attendees have had common questions and misconceptions about water quality and drainage. This webinar addresses those issues.

Mike Castellano will share his research on how cover crops can best be managed to maximize benefits during the Iowa Learning Farms’ monthly webinar on Wednesday, Sept. 21.

Water Rocks!, Iowa State University’s youth water education program, received an Iowa Environmental Excellence Award for Environmental Education on Aug. 2, 2016, at the State Capitol in Des Moines.

A virtual watershed game that allows users to experiment with different land management scenarios is the topic of the Iowa Learning Farms August webinar on Wednesday, Aug. 17, at 1 p.m.

Building a Culture of Conservation is the theme for the Iowa Learning Farms’ monthly webinar on Wednesday, July 20 at 1 p.m.

Iowa Learning Farms has released a Field Day Toolkit, a new guide on how to hold an effective field day from planning to evaluation.

Iowa Learning Farms June 15 webinar features Angie Carter, an environmental sociologist and an eighth generation Iowan. She studies the intersections of social change, community and the environment.