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Pollinators, Prairie Strips and Oxbows
Pollinators, Prairie Strips and Oxbows: Creating Varied Habitat on a Central Iowa Farm
Hosts: Larry & Margaret Stone
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.
- 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