Conservation Planning and Cover Crop Field Day to be Held near Bode on April 5
April 5, 2023 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
AMES, Iowa—Iowa Learning Farms will host a cover crop and grazing field day Wednesday, April 5 from 12:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m. at Matt and Nancy Bormann’s Farm near Bode. The free event is open to farmers and landowners and includes a complimentary meal.
Matt and Nancy Bohl-Bormann, Iowa Learning Farms farmer partners, will share their experiences with cover crops and whole farm conservation. Angie Rieck-Hinz, field agronomist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, will discuss different conservation practices and how to work those into leases. Ann Johanns, program specialist with ISU Extension and Outreach, will speak about planning for conservation leases and the Ag Decision Maker. Brian Tumey, soil conservationist with NRCS in Algona, will present the rainfall simulator highlighting rainfall on different soil management effects.
The field day will be held at the Bormann Farm, 1307 130th Ave, Bode, IA 50519. From Algona, travel 6 miles south on Hwy 169. Turn east on blacktop B58 (150th St.) for 1 mile and travel south 1 mile on 130th Avenue. The farm is on the west side of the road.
The event is free and open to farmers and landowners, though we require reservations to ensure adequate space and food. For reasonable accommodations and to RSVP please contact Alena Whitaker at 515-294-2473 or [email protected]. Attendees will be entered in a drawing for ISU Prairie Strips honey.
Iowa Learning Farms field days and workshops are supported by the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service.
Iowa Learning Farms field days and workshops are supported by the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service. For more information about Iowa Learning Farms, visit www.iowalearningfarms.org.
About Iowa Learning Farms
Established in 2004, Iowa Learning Farms is building a Culture of Conservation by encouraging adoption of conservation practices. Farmers, researchers and ILF team members are working together to identify and implement the best management practices that improve water quality and soil health while remaining profitable. Partners of Iowa Learning Farms include the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture, USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service, and Iowa Department of Natural Resources, EPA Section 319 Grant Program and GROWMARK, Inc.