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Whole-Farm Conservation Demonstration
Wednesday, Aug. 3 | 5-8 p.m.
Host: Ann Smeltzer Charitable Trust
In partnership with Ann Smeltzer Charitable Trust
Address: 2610 Nelson Ave. | Otho, IA 50569
Join us at the Ann Smeltzer Charitable Trust Learning Farm for a unique opportunity to learn about a wide array of conservation practices that benefit soil, water and wildlife. The 157-acre learning farm, located near Otho, Iowa, is managed both as a profitable corn and soybean farm and as a demonstration platform for a range of conservation and agricultural innovations.
You’ll learn about the concept of whole-farm conservation, which seeks to address conservation priorities on the farm while remaining profitable. You’ll also hear about a range of approaches to combining in-field and edge-of-field conservation practices. Don’t miss this chance to hear from farmers, landowners and experts about conservation practices and technologies that can benefit your farm.
- Cover crops and robotics
- Saturated buffers
- Streambank stabilization
- Stream restoration
- Whole-farm conservation
- Landowners and tenants
- Soil health
- Water quality testing
- On-farm solar
- Cost-share opportunities
- Conservation programs
Meal Information: Dinner will be provided.