Published Jun 15, 2022

Field day will explore ways to integrate conservation and agriculture – June 25, near Radcliffe

By Tamsyn Jones


Tamsyn Jones | Editor & Outreach Coordinator | Practical Farmers of Iowa | (515) 32-5661 |

RADCLIFFE Iowa (June 15, 2022) — Heath Stolee, of Nutty Farmer Chestnuts, will host a Practical Farmers of Iowa field day in partnership with Ducks Unlimited exploring ways to integrate conservation with agriculture on Saturday, June 25, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., on his farm near Radcliffe, Iowa (27242 E. Ave.).

The event – “Connecting Agriculture and Conservation” – is free to attend and will end with lunch. RSVPs are appreciated for the meal by June 20. Sign up online, or contact Debra Boekholder at (515) 232-5661 or

The field day is sponsored by Center for Rural Affairs and Iowa Agriculture Water Alliance.

During the field day, Heath will share how he has integrated chestnut trees, prairie strips, a 16-acre Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program (CREP) wetland – and more – on his Hardin County, veteran-owned farm.

He will also discuss how he has connected with organizations like Ducks Unlimited and the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship to create habitat and diversity. Mike Shannon, of Ducks Unlimited, will also speak during the field day.

Full event details are available at

This event is part of Practical Farmers’ 2022 field day season, which includes 41 events hosted by farmers located across the state, and beyond, on topics spanning the agricultural spectrum. Attendees can expect a welcoming atmosphere, a spirit of curiosity, a culture of mutual respect and farmers openly sharing their knowledge and experience.

The full roster of events – along with additional information about PFI field day policies and logistics – is available at For questions, contact the PFI office at or (515) 232-5661.

Practical Farmers’ 2022 field days are supported by Level A sponsors Albert Lea Seed; BioTill Cover Crops; Grain Millers Inc.; Iowa Agriculture Water Alliance; Iowa State University Department of Agronomy; Iowa State University Extension and Outreach; MOSA Certified Organic; Nori Carbon Removal; P&K Midwest; Sinclair Tractor; Sunderman Farm Management; and Van Wall Equipment.


About Practical Farmers: Practical Farmers of Iowa works to equip farmers to build resilient farms and communities. Our values include: welcoming everyone; farmers leading the exchange of experience and knowledge; curiosity, creativity, collaboration and community; resilient farms now and for future generations; and stewardship of land and resources. To learn more, visit