BOONE, Iowa — Prairie Rivers of Iowa, in partnership with Iowa Learning Farms, will host a field day on Tuesday, July 17 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Field Extension Education Laboratory, located at 1928 240th St. in Boone. This field day, sponsored by Prairie Rivers of Iowa, Iowa Learning Farms, Iowa Corn, and the Story County Soil and Water District, will discuss the design and implementation of practices that work to remove nitrate from tile lines. The event is free and open to the public, and includes a complimentary meal. Those interested in attending are asked to RSVP by July 12 to Kayla Bergman, Watershed Coordinator at Prairie Rivers of Iowa, at 515-232-0048 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
This event will include a tour of a denitrifying bioreactor and will feature presentations from Iowa Learning Farms Conservation Station On The Edge, Jace Klein, a bioreactor designer with Ecosystems Services Exchange, and a local landowner with bioreactor experience.
“We are excited to co-host with Iowa Learning Farms to showcase a vital practice that will help Iowa reach the nitrate reduction goal outlined in the Iowa Nutrient Reduction Strategy,” said Kayla Bergman, watershed coordinator at Prairie Rivers of Iowa.
The event will be held rain or shine, so please wear appropriate clothing and make sure to wear sunscreen. Water and a free dinner from Jimmy’s BBQ Pit will be provided by event sponsors.
Prairie Rivers of Iowa is a 501(c) 3 nonprofit organization committed to strengthening Iowa’s communities through the responsible stewardship of our natural resources. Prairie Rivers of Iowa’s programs help Iowans conserve our state’s natural and historic resources to enrich the lives of current and future generations. To learn more, please visit www.prrcd.org.
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, Iowa Natural Resources Conservation Service, and Iowa Department of Natural Resources (USEPA section 319).
— Liz Juchems, Iowa Stat University Extension and Outreach
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