Upcoming Events


June 20: Northern Iowa Research Farm Field Day
Weeds, herbicides, cover crops and sulfur fertilization of corn will highlight the summer field day at the Iowa State University Northern Research and Demonstration Farm near Kanawha.

July 30: Crop Scouting School
Eighth annual Crop Scouting Competition for Iowa Youth will be held on July 30, 2018, at the Iowa State University Field Extension Education Laboratory (FEEL), 1928 240 St. To register, participants must submit a completed registration form by July 1, 2018.

August 21-23: Iowa Drainage School
To train stakeholders in sub-surface drainage concepts, planning and laying out drainage systems including surveying a profile, laying out the system, calculating tile line sizes and spacing using actual field data, making connections, and setting up drainage control structures, NRCS program requirements, and fixing common drainage system issues.

Agronomy in the Field For Women

The goals of this series are to strengthen agronomic skills for women that allow for better decision-making, provide a better understanding of inputs for crop production, see and understand different conservation practices and increase confidence in communication with their spouse, farming partner, ag retailer or tenant. Join the Agronomy in the Field Facebook group for information updates throughout the year

North Central Iowa: Sessions for 2018 will take place once per month at the Ron and Margo Sievers farm located at 1134 510th St. Rembrandt, IA. Sessions will be held on May 23, June 20, July 25, August 7 and September 5 starting at 5:45 p.m. and concluding by 7:15 p.m. There is no cost to attend, but please RSVP to Angie Rieck-Hinz at amrieck@iastate.edu or 515-231-2830.  

West Central Iowa: Meetings in west central Iowa, hosted by Mike Witt, will meet approximately biweekly in Carroll County this spring and summer. Contact Mike Witt at 641-430-2600 or witt@iastate.edu for more information.

South Central Iowa: Meetings in south central Iowa, hosted by Rebecca Vittetoe, will meet monthly in Davis County near Bloomfield, Iowa. Contact Rebecca Vittetoe at 319-653-4811 or rka8@iastate.edu for more information.