Liz Juchems
Iowa Learning Farms

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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.

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.

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.
 

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.

Winneshiek County farmer Jake Groth will share experiences related to transitioning to no-till and adding cover crops to the management of his family farm during the Nov. 21 field day at the Winneshiek County NRCS office.

Iowa Learning Farms, along with Natural Resources Conservation Service and Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship, will host a cover crop field day Nov.16, hosted by Ben and Andy Johnson, rural Floyd. The event is free and open to the public and includes a complimentary meal.

Iowa Learning Farms, along with the Natural Resources Conservation Service, will host a cover crop field day Nov. 15 at Lucas Bayer’s farm, rural Guernsey. The event is free and open to the public and includes a complimentary meal.

Iowa Learning Farms, along with the Middle Cedar Watershed Project, will host a cover crop and soil conservation field day on Wednesday, Nov. 8 at the Jim Lindaman farm, rural Aplington.

Iowa Learning Farms, along with the Natural Resources Conservation Service and the Jasper County Soil and Water Conservation District, will host a cover crop and soil health field day on Tuesday, Nov. 7, on the Gordon Wassenaar farm, rural Prairie City.

Iowa Learning Farms, in partnership with Whiterock Conservancy, will host a rotational and flex grazing field day on Thursday, Sept.14, 4 -6 p.m. The field day will begin at the Oak Ridge Campground, rural Coon Rapids.