Posted on 01/27/2022 at 11:40 AM by Stewardship Advocate
MONTHLY UPDATE FROM BEN GLEASON, IOWA CORN SUSTAINABLE PROGRAMS MANAGER
Happy New Year! January has almost flown by, which brings us to Iowa Corn’s annual seminars at the Iowa Ag Expo in Des Moines. On February 1 and 2 at 10 am, we’ll be hosting farmer panels to discuss how soil health improvements help with resilient crops even in drought. You can attend the seminars in meeting room 401 on the ballroom level of the convention center or watch the livestream on Iowa Corn’s Facebook page.
Another opportunity is brought to you by a new partnership between National Corn Growers Association and Pheasants Forever (PF). The collaboration will provide free technical assistance, including a site visit by a PF biologist, to help corn farmers evaluate conservation concerns including pollinator habitat. For more information or to request a site visit click here, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Brent Rudolph at 517-980-4570.
The Iowa Department of Agriculture has extended the deadline to this Friday, January 28 for its crop insurance discount for cover crops. Farmers who planted cover crops this fall may be eligible for a $5/acre discount on spring crop insurance. Sign up at apply.cleanwateriowa.org.
Finally, One Good Idea is a new website where farmers can learn from other farmers about how to be successful and profitable with soil health and other stewardship practices. Be sure to check out the website and follow on social media to submit or receive new ideas.
January 26 Focus on Phosphorus, Webinar
January 27 Crop Advantage Series, Denison
February 1-3 Iowa Ag Expo, Des Moines
February 1 Profit in Perennial Vegetation, Washington
February 2 Boone River Watershed Management Plan, Clarion
February 3 Redefining the Field Edge, Virtual
February 8 Windbreak School, Tama
February 8 Prairie Strips, Webinar
February 8 Soil Fertility Workshop, Algona
February 10 Soil Fertility Workshop, Nashua
February 11 Thriving Conservation Culture, Clarion
February 14 Soil Fertility Workshop, Logan
February 15 Soil Fertility Workshop, Denison
February 15 Prairie Strips, Webinar
February 16 Soil Fertility Workshop, Coon Rapids
February 16 Legal Roundup of Glyphosate, Webinar
February 22 Prairie Strips, Webinar
February 22 Soil Fertility Workshop, Elkhorn
February 23 Soil Fertility Workshop, Grundy Center
February 23 Focus on Phosphorus, Webinar
February 23 Soil Fertility Workshop, Lytton
February 24 Soil Fertility Workshop, Ogden
February 24 Soil Fertility Workshop, Tipton
February 25 Soil Fertility Workshop, Waterloo
February 28 Soil Fertility Workshop, Fayette
Farmer to Farmer: Cover Crop Challenges
At a field day panel discussion, Iowa farmers talk about the challenges they’ve faced and how they’ve overcome those challenges while using cover crops.