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ISA hosts soil health and profitability workshops

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Conservation practices and structures like this bioreactor help to improve water quality and nutrient loss. Two upcoming events for landowners and farmers will explore how conservation practices can be profitable. (Photo: Josephy L. Murphy/Iowa Soybean Association)

By Katie Johnson, ISA public relations manager

The Iowa Soybean Association’s (ISA) On-Farm Network® will host two events for farmers and landowners on how conservation practices can benefit their operation economically and environmentally.

 “Making Soil Conservation Profitable” will be held Aug. 20 in North Liberty and Aug. 30 near Nevada. Both events will be from 9:45 a.m.to 3 p.m. and there is no cost to attend.

August 20 workshop, North Liberty

The Aug. 20 workshop will be at Hills Bank, 590 W. Forevergreen Road, North Liberty. Topics will include:

  • Adopting conservation practices on the farm: Glenn Moeller, Next Generation Ag Advocates
  • Megatrends affecting Iowa farming: Scott Nelson, On-Farm Network director
  • Edge-of-field practices to reduce nutrient losses in the field: Shane Wulf, Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship (IDALS).

Attendees will have the opportunity to network and engage in small group discussions. Catering by LJ’s will provide lunch.

RSVP by Aug. 10. Go to http://www.cvent.com/d/0yqk5l or contact Sue Derscheid at sderscheid@iasoybeans.com or 515-334-1063. 

Sponsors for this event include ISA, Next Generation Ag Advocates, Hills Bank, and Iowa Agriculture Water Alliance (IAWA).

August 30 field day, Nevada

The Aug. 30 field day will be at the Couser Cattle Co., 20408 620th Ave., Nevada. Attendees will rotate among three stations:

  • Megatrends affecting Iowa farming: Rick Cruse, Iowa State University agronomy professor and director of the Iowa Water Center; and Scott Nelson, On-Farm Network director
  • Adopting conservation practices on the farm: Bill Couser and his son, Tim
  • Edge-of-field practices to reduce nutrient losses in the field: Shane Wulf; IDALS
  • Conservation lease agreements: Speaker from Hertz Farm Management

This field day will also include small group discussions and networking opportunities between attendees. Lunch will be provided by the Story County Cattlemen.

RSVP by Aug. 20. Go to: http://www.cvent.com/d/5yqm2j or contact Sue Derscheid at sderscheid@iasoybeans.com or 515-334-1063. 

Sponsors for the Aug. 30 event include the ISA, Hertz Farm Management and Iowa Agriculture Water Alliance (IAWA).

Contact Katie Johnson at kjohnson@iasoybeans.com.

For media inquiries, please contact Katie Johnson, ISA Public Relations Manager at kjohnson@iasoybeans.com or Aaron Putze, ISA Communications Director at aputze@iasoybeans.com

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