2022 Innovation TO GO Series


The ISA Research Center for Farming Innovation (RCFI) will be sharing research updates including science-based data and reports, opportunities to engage with RCFI, assessing risk factors, evaluate project outcomes, assisting the farmer on best decision practices for their specific farming need for both in-field and edge-of-field practices throughout the year. Choose what topics your most interested in and click the button to register.

Webinar Schedule

Tuesday, March 1 - Planting Population Spacing & Timing

Planting Population Spacing & Timing

Presenter: Anthony Martin, RCFI Sr. Field Services Program Manager
Time: Tuesday, March 1, 12:00 p.m. (noon) - 1:00 p.m.

With spring just around the corner, join ISA RCFI in reviewing historic planting and maturity project data relative to planting date. Research staff will walk through general planting recommendations during this interactive opportunity.

Tuesday, April 5 - Biological Update

Biological Update

Presenter: Drew Clemmensen, Field Services Program Manager
Time: Tuesday, April 5, 12:00 p.m. (noon) - 1:00 p.m.

With new biological products entering the market every day, it can be hard to keep up. Learn about the various biological products tested by ISA RCFI, as well as general recommendations for when it makes sense to use them. 

Tuesday, May 3 - Water Monitoring & Water Quality

Water Monitoring & Water Quality

Presenter: Tony Seeman, Sr. Field Services Lab and Data Manager
Time: Tuesday, May 3, 12:00 p.m. (noon) - 1:00 p.m.

In 2021, ISA’s water lab analyzed more than 4,100 individual samples for 20 monitoring projects across Iowa. Join ISA staff as they discuss past results, preview early 2022 data and learn how water monitoring can benefit both your operation and stewardship goals.

Tuesday, June 7 - Using Farmer Data to Develop More Profitable Crop Management Systems in Soybeans

Using Farmer Data to Develop More Profitable Crop Management Systems in Soybeans

Presenter: Scott Nelson, Sr. Field Services Program Manager
Time: Tuesday, June 7, 12:00 p.m. (noon) - 1:00 p.m.

Take a deep dive into the variability of soybean yield and profits across Iowa’s geographic regions. Learn about the multi-year project, involvement opportunities and outcomes to guide regional management practices to increase profitability in different corners of the state. 

June 7 Registration

Tuesday, July 12 - Relay Cropping in Iowa: Methods and Tradeoffs

Relay Cropping in Iowa: Methods and Tradeoffs

Presenter: Theo Gunther, Sr. Research Program Development Coordinator
Time: Tuesday, July 12, 12:00 p.m. (noon) - 1:00 p.m.

Learn about research into relay cropping rye and soybeans conducted by farmer cooperators, in coordination with ISA RCFI and Northeast Iowa Resource Conservation & Development in 2020-22. Join ISA staff as they discuss the purpose, steps and results of the research, as well as other ongoing projects.

July 12 Registration

Tuesday, Aug. 2 - Drainage Water Recycling for Crop Production and Water Quality

Drainage Water Recycling for Crop Production and Water Quality

Presenter:  Chris Hay, Sr. Research Scientist
Time: Tuesday, Aug. 2, 12:00 p.m. (noon) - 1:00 p.m.

Drainage water recycling captures and stores drainage water for reuse as supplemental irrigation. This practice can both improve crop production as well as benefit water quality. This webinar will cover what ISA researchers have learned about this practice and some of the remaining questions as we look at the potential feasibility of this practice in Iowa.

August 2 Registration

Tuesday, Sept. 13 - Keys to Improved Soil Health, Water Quality and Profitability

Keys to Improved Soil Health, Water Quality and Profitability

Presenter:  Heath Ellison, Sr. Field Services Program Manager; Ryan Johnson, Conservation Agronomist; Ben Porepp, Conservation Agronomist; Rosalie (Rosie) Roberts, Conservation Agronomist; Joe Wuebker, Conservation Agronomist
Time: Tuesday, Sept. 13, 12:00 p.m. (noon) - 1:00 p.m.

Join ISA RCFI conservation agronomists as they discuss their role in assisting farmers and landowners with the adoption of conservation practices. An interactive panel discussion will highlight the value of practices like cover crops and edge of field practices in improving soil health and water quality and increasing farmer profitability. Engage with our network of conservation agronomists to learn about available cost-share resources and more!

September 13 Registration