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RCFI Innovation TO GO! webinars

Date & Time: March 9, 2021 - March 11, 2021


nullThe ISA Research Center for Farming Innovation staff conducts research and delivers data, results, and solutions on all aspects of program participants’ operations, from cropping systems to soil health and water quality. We'll be providing more insight into these activities in March through two webinars hosted through Zoom.

We invite you to attend one or both of these webinars — choose the one that best serves you needs and interests or attend both for a complete learning experience. Questions? Contact Kristen Dearden or Heather Lilienthal.

March 9: Using Research to Improve Your Farming Operation
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Geared towards farmers who have not yet participated in ISA Research programs.

Tuesday, March 9, 8-9 a.m.

Our business is working with farmers to test methods, products, and new ideas. Our goal is to provide science-based information about agronomic methods that are both profitable and improve natural resources. Actions that improve yields and profits all start with ideas and available information. For farmers who already do on-farm research with us or others, we want to build on your success and connect you with results from other farmers. 

We invite farmers who don’t currently participate in on-farm research with ISA to learn about the opportunities to engage with us. We want to connect you with results and work with you to make on-farm research and testing part of your management strategy.  Join us to learn about our programs and how they can inform decision making on your farm to improve yield and natural resources.

Topics:

  • Where to find results of ISA research programs
  • Regional research priorities and how you can participate
  • Highlights of 2020 research results
  • Current on-farm research projects including water sampling, soil health, fertility, biologicals and more.

Speakers:

  • Ed Anderson, Senior Director of ISA Research Center for Farming Innovation
  • Theo Gunther, ISA, RCFI, Sr. Research Program Development Coordinator
  • Anthony Martin, ISA RCFI, Field Services Program Manager (SE IA)
  • Teresa Middleton, ISA, RCFI, Field Services Program Manager (NE IA)
  • Tony Seeman, ISA RCFI, Sr. Field Services Lab and Data Manager

Register via the form below.

 March 11: Science-based Solutions for Your Farming Operation
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Geared towards farmers who have participated in ISA Research programs and want to dive deeper.

Thursday, March 11, 8-9 a.m.

Each year, current ISA RCFI farmer partners break down the year’s trials and projects with staff, reviewing results and understanding how the lessons learned help them be more profitable and productive. Dive into two case studies (nutrient/cover crop management and cropping systems and profitability) and find out how this work improved the outlook of two farms.

Topics:

  • Enhanced nutrient and cover crop management
  • N-rate trial example and results
  • Cover crop best practices
  • Access to a cover crop cost/economic online tool to get the clear financial picture
  • Nitrogen and cover crop impacts on water quality 

Take an in-depth look at two case studies, digging into the research projects led by Iowa farmer participants that led to the creation of online tools all farmers can use. 

  1. RCFI field service experts studied how enhanced nutrient and cover crop management could improve the impacts on water quality and soil health. A new RCFI online, cover crop economic analysis tool can help farmers assess their own management adjustments. 
  2. Cropping systems are unique to every farmer's acres. In 2020, RCFI replicated strip trials offered insights to better manage disease and pests, biological inoculants, seeding rates, and planting season best practices. RCFI's unique online decision-making tools can also help farmers understand management impacts on in-field soybean quality. 

Speakers:

Register via the form below.

 


Registration

Filling out this form will register you for both webinars, but you can choose to attend one or both on your own. You will receive an email from Zoom letting you know your registration was successful. Save that email, as it will provide you your own unique URL to join both webinars.

 

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