Conservation practice field day being held in Nevada

Conservation practice field day being held in Nevada

Iowa farmers can learn more about the importance of buffer strips and strip-till conservation practices at a field day being held on June 27 in Nevada.

Prairie Rivers of Iowa will host the event from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Key Cooperative, 22703 600th Ave. The event is free and open to the public, and includes a complimentary meal.

Speakers at the event will include Kayla Hasper, watershed coordinator at Prairie Rivers of Iowa; Key Cooperative agronomist Chris McIlrath; Mike Cox, Story County Conservation director; and local farmer Tim Couser. Presentations will cover water quality protection efforts in Iowa, strip-till equipment and adoption, and buffer strip installation for water quality improvement.

“We are excited to be partnering with Key Cooperative, Story County Conservation, and Story County Soil and Water Conservation District to put on this event,” said Hasper. “Whether or not you are familiar with agriculture and conservation, this will be a great event for you to attend to learn more about the efforts that are going on in our community to protect our valuable resources.”

The event will be held rain or shine, so please wear appropriate clothing and make sure to wear sunscreen. Water and a free dinner will be provided by event sponsors.

Those interested in attending are asked to RSVP to Hasperat (515) 232-0048 or

Sponsors and partners of the field day are Prairie Rivers of Iowa, Key Cooperative, Story County Soil and Water District, Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship, Story County Conservation, Iowa Agricultural Mitigation Inc., Center for Rural Affairs, Conservation Districts of Iowa, and Conservation Collaboration.