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TPC Restoration and Management Seminar Series

The Tallgrass Prairie Center will host Buchanan County farmer Richard Sloan presenting"A Farmer's Experience with Prairie Strips." Sloan has established prairie strips in some of his fields to save soil and support wildlife. He will shares his experience with prairie strips and how 21st century farming is much more than maximizing production of corn and soybeans. The seminar is free and open to the public.

Tallgrass Prairie Center - Restoration & Natural Management Seminar

Mary Skopec, executive director of Iowa Lakeside Laboratory: Regents Resource Center, will lead a discussion on water quality in Iowa, "Status and Trends in Iowa's Water Quality: Our Challenges and Opportunities." Located on the shore of West Lake Okoboji in Northwest Iowa, Lakeside Lab is an Iowa Board of Regents campus dedicated to education of post-secondary students, research on aquatic systems and terrestrial landscapes, and community engagement on environmental topics.

Prairie On Farms Field Day

The Tallgrass Prairie Center will host a field day focusing on applied use of prairie for water quality improvement efforts and pollinator habitat. Discussion topics include second year stand evaluation, first and second year maintenance and weed control, and site-specific seed mix design. Research results will be shared regarding the effects of first year mowing on native plant emergency and growth using three different seed mixes in northeast Iowa.

The field day is free and open to the public and includes lunch. Technical service providers, producers, landowners/managers, conservation agencies and professionals, and those interested in learning more about the benefits of prairie on working farms are encouraged to attend.

Registration is not required but encouraged for meal planning purposes. Registaer by contacting Ashley Kittle at 319-273-3828 or ashley.kittle@uni.edu by Tuesday, Sept. 6.

Prairie On Farms Field Day

The Tallgrass Prairie Center will host a field day focusing on applied use of prairie for water quality improvement efforts and pollinator habitat. Discussion topics include second year stand evaluation, first and second year maintenance and weed control, and site-specific seed mix design. Research results will be shared regarding the effects of first year mowing on native plant emergency and growth using three different seed mixes in northeast Iowa.

The field day is free and open to the public and includes lunch. Technical service providers, producers, landowners/managers, conservation agencies and professionals, and those interested in learning more about the benefits of prairie on working farms are encouraged to attend. 

Registration is not required, but encouraged for meal planning purposes. Register with Lauren Zastrow at lauren@practicalfarmers.org or 515-232-5661 by Tuesday, Sept. 6.

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