Pollinators, Prairie Strips and Oxbows

Pollinators, Prairie Strips and Oxbows: Creating Varied Habitat on a Central Iowa Farm

Margaret and Larry StoneWednesday, Aug. 23 | 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

Hosts: Larry & Margaret Stone

Whannel Farm

Address: 2381 180th St. | Traer, IA 50675

Speaker: Tim Youngquist – Iowa State University


Whannel Farm is located near Traer, Iowa, and is owned by Margaret Stone and her two brothers. Their tenant raises about 150 acres of corn and soybeans; the remainder are 30 acres of established prairie (enrolled in the Conservation Reserve Program) and 20-plus acres of woodlands. Join the Stone family and ISU’s Tim Youngquist as they lead attendees on a tour of the farm’s prairie strips and hear the latest results from prairie strips research projects. Attendees also will see an oxbow restored by The Nature Conservancy, as well as a variety of native grasses and forbs.

Lunch will follow the field day.

Sponsored by: 

  • Iowa Agriculture Water Alliance

See & Discuss:

  • Prairie strips
  • An oxbow restoration project
  • Pollinator habitat and species
  • CRP management
  • The latest prairie strips research from ISU
  • Habitat diversity
  • Soil and water quality
  • A CRP wetland