Events Archive

Tuesday, July 16, 2024 - 9:30am to 1:30pm
Wednesday, June 29, 2022 - 9:30am

Join us for an upcoming field day @ ISU University Research Farm. Wednesday 6/29 @ 9:30 AM. 

Topics: Corn Rootworm Management, Row Crops & Prairie Strips, Soil Health & Cover Crops

Field Day @ ISU Armstrong Research Farm. Wed 6/29 @ 9:30am

Saturday, June 25, 2022 - 9:00am

Visitors to Pollinator Fest, Saturday, June 25, at Reiman Gardens in Ames, can taste test the newest sweet treats from Iowa State University – Iowa State-produced honey and its alter ego, Prairie STRIPS honey. Their unique flavors reflect the work of many partners, including Iowa State scientists, staff and students and farmer collaborators.   

Wednesday, October 20, 2021 - 10:00am to 2:00pm

Please REGISTER so we can plan accordingly. Register here; or call 608-590-5758. (Registration closes Oct 13, at 12 am (midnight)).


• 10 am – Event Start


• 10:15 am - Welcome from Fond du Lac County Land & Water Conservation Dept.


Thursday, September 23, 2021 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

September 13, 2021, 10:57 am | Liz Ripley, Randall Cass

AMES, Iowa – Iowa Learning Farms, in partnership with the Iowa Nutrient Research Center, and Conservation Learning Group (CLG), is hosting a free virtual field day discussing the impact of prairie STRIPS (Science-Based Trails of Rowcrops Integrated Prairie Strips) on Sept. 23 at 1 p.m. CDT.

Wednesday, September 15, 2021 - 9:00am to 12:00pm

Prairie strips established in small areas of southeast Minnesota crop fields are showing the ability to improve water quality on site by filtering rainwater.

This innovative practice will be featured at a free field day Wednesday, Sept. 15, in eastern Mower County at the Wayne DeWall farm south of Grand Meadow in the headwaters of the Root River’s south branch.

Monday, August 16, 2021 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

This field day is free, open to the public and includes talks, opportunities for networking, and snacks! Kickoff event for the new MiSTRIPS program. Featuring Melissa Shaw of SKS Farms, Doug Landis and Corinn Rutkoski of Michigan State University and Marc Hasenick of Hasenick Brothers Farm. 

Wednesday, July 21, 2021 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm

From Missouri Prairie Foundation: 

Prairie strips are a new conservation practice that use native grasses and flowers to control erosion, filter water, create habitat, and much more. Iowa State University Agricultural Specialist Tim Youngquist will discuss details about the design, installation, and maintenance of prairie strips on corn and soybean ground.

Friday, July 16, 2021 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

The state of Iowa is roughly 97% privately owned. Landowners implementing conservation practices, like native prairie habitat, are a major driver of the market for native seed in Iowa.  Landowners and conservation planners will join us to discuss their experiences in planning and planting for conservation. We will look for ways to improve the process and increase the success of native seedings by connecting landowners with resources they need.
Date: Friday, July 16, 2021

Time: 1:00-2:30 CDT

Saturday, July 10, 2021 - 8:30am to 4:00pm

This is a full day of knowledge exchange for beekeepers of all levels. A delicious lunch is included in the registration cost.

Location is at Ebert Mt. Vernon Honey:

Adam Ebert

1090 Highway One North

Mount Vernon, Iowa

Friday, July 31, 2020 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm

This virtual event will discuss prairie strips more generally and go into detail on how landowners like the Hoeins and organizations like the Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation are working with farmland tenants to design, install, and manage prairie strips for soil health, water quality and wildlife.  Time for Q&A will be provided.  Partnered with PFI and INHF.  

Wednesday, July 29, 2020 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Iowa Learning Farms hosts Tim Younquist, Ag Specialist for the STRIPS team to discuss prairie strips research and prairie strips management.

Thursday, July 23, 2020 - 11:00am to 12:30pm

Matt O'Neal, Omar de Kok-Mercado, and Tim Youngquist will talk about prairie strips research, prairie strips installation, and the new CP-43 Conservation Reserve Program Policy

Thursday, July 9, 2020 - 12:30pm to 2:30pm

Iowa Learning Farms, in partnership with the Iowa Nutrient Research Center, and Conservation Learning Group, is hosting a free virtual prairie strips field day on Thursday, July 9 at 1pm CDT.  Join us as we explore the multitude of benefits prairie strips can offer with Tim Youngquist, ISU Prairie STRIPS farmer liaison, and Gary Guthrie, Story County landowner with prairie strips.