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Strip-tillage brings the best qualities of no-till and conventional tillage together into one practice. This works well with soils within the Des Moines lobe, which take longer to dry and warm in the spring. Visit with Dean and soil quality experts to hear the benefits of strip-tillage and using cover crops. Also hear updates from Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey.
The field day will include a complimentary meal.
Directions: From Garner, go south on Highway 69 for 3.5 miles. Farm is on the east side of the road.
News release about this event on the ILF website
View the Iowa Learning Farms' complete 2014 summer field day guide [PDF]
About ILF: Established in 2004, Iowa Learning Farms is building a Culture of Conservation, 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 are the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture, Iowa Natural Resources Conservation Service and Iowa Department of Natural Resources (USEPA section 319), Conservation Districts of Iowa, Iowa Farm Bureau, Iowa Water Center and Practical Farmers of Iowa.