Posted on 01/25/2021 at 11:17 AM by Iowa Corn
Happy New Year!
While we welcome 2021, the pandemic continues to cause issues. Unfortunately, Iowa Corn will not be able to host in-person seminars at this year’s Iowa Ag Expo. But we are hosting virtual farm halls every other Friday. Click here for more information!
Many of the winter meetings will be offered virtually including private pesticide applicator courses and the Agribusiness Showcase and Conference. The Showcase’s environmental track will feature the Iowa Nutrient Research & Education Council’s survey of farmer progress on conservation practices. Iowa Corn is a supporter of the council.
Last year’s Power Farming Show conservation seminar. Winter meetings will be very different this year with coronavirus restrictions.
There are several cost share opportunities with quickly approaching deadlines:
The deadline for Iowa’s cover crop-crop insurance discount was extended to January 27. If you planted cover crops this fall, you may be eligible for a $5/acre discount on 2021 crop insurance. Sign up at apply.cleanwateriowa.org.
The Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) has a general sign up until February 12. New cropland applications must have been planted for four out of six crop years from 2012 to 2017. Existing CRP contracts that expire this year can re-enroll. Click here for more information.
The Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) is accepting applications for 2021 funding. The deadline is February 19. Click here for more information.
Finally, the Milkweed Marketplace is accepting applications for free milkweed seed for habitat restoration greater than two acres or for schools and non-profits. Click here for more information.
January 27 Rural Drinking Water Survey, Webinar
February 3 Making Conservation Make Cents, Virtual shop talk
February 4 Karst Topography, Virtual field day
February 5 Edge of Field Practices, Webinar
February 9-10 Agribusiness Showcase, Virtual
February 11 Integrated Pest Management, Webinar
February 11 Nebraska Cover Crop Conference, Virtual
February 12 Carbon Market Opportunities, Webinar
February 15 Perennial Groundcover, Virtual workshop
February 15-19 Innovative Farmers Conference, Virtual
February 16 Minnesota Nutrient Management Conference, Virtual
February 17 Re-Thinking Farm Nutrients, Virtual shop talk
February 18 Biomass for Renewable Natural Gas, Virtual
February 23 Prairie Habitat, Webinar
February 24 Midwest Cover Crops Council Conference, Virtual
Farmer to Farmer: Having the Conversation with your Landlord
Since we cannot have in-person seminars at the Iowa Ag Expo, check out the highlights from last year’s seminar where Iowa Deputy Secretary of Agriculture Julie Kenney, Lance Lillibridge of Benton County, and Keaton Krueger of Boone County discuss working with landlords to implement conservation on rented land.