Summer 2017 Field Days
Information on prairie strips will be presented at several field days and extension events in 2017. Click the header above for the full list.
STRIPS Cooperator Survey 2018 results
How women in Iowa are leading farmland conservation efforts
Prairie Strips for Improved Soil Retention, Water Quality and Habitat Creation
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
Prairie Strips Field Day
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
Hands-On Soil Health Clinic
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.
Prairie Strips Taking Root in Wisconsin
Wisconsin farmers and farmland owners are establishing prairie strips! Click here to learn more. Read more about Prairie Strips Taking Root in Wisconsin
Tallgrass Prairie Center Native Seed Panel Discussion
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
STRIPS Farmer Cooperator to Present Webinar
STRIPS Farmer Cooperator Tim Smith will present on July 22 as a part of an ISU Extension webinar series on drainage water management. Read more about STRIPS Farmer Cooperator to Present Webinar