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. Read more about Practical Farmers of Iowa and Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation: Eric Hoein Prairie Strips Virtual Field Day - Part 2
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. Read more about Iowa Learning Farms Virtual Field Day at Tim Smith's
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. Read more about Prairie Strips for Improved Soil Retention, Water Quality and Habitat Creation
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 Read more about Tallgrass Prairie Center Native Seed Panel Discussion
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. Read more about Prairie Strips Field Day
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. Read more about Prairie strips field day in Mower County, Minnesota
Please REGISTER so we can plan accordingly. Register here; https://go.wisc.edu/soilhealthclinic-register 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.