Manure Management+ Field Days Scheduled

Manure Management+ Field Days Scheduled

Pork producers are invited to a field day near them where information about a systems approach to manure management, water quality and soil health will be presented. Currently, four field days, each targeting a different watershed, are scheduled at the following locations and dates:

  • Marathon, Aug. 21
  • Sioux Center, Aug. 22
  • Ainsworth, Sept. 6
  • Renwick, Sept. 7

Each event begins at 9 a.m. and ends with a noon lunch sponsored by the Iowa Pork Producers Association. Topics being presented are:

  • Farmer-led efforts to improve water quality – Iowa Agriculture Water Alliance
  • New manure application techniques and cover crop research results – ISU
  • Enhance conservation practices & programs – Iowa NRCS
  • Nitrogen stabilizers at work with other soil health management and water quality practices – Corteva Agriscience

Detailed information about location, watershed and registration follows:

DATE: Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2018
WATERSHED: North Raccoon River Watershed
LOCATION: Ehlers Family Farm, 1772 470th St. Marathon, IA 50565
RSVP: to or call 712-732-3906, ext 3

DATE: Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2018
WATERSHED: Floyd River Watershed
LOCATION: Sandy Hollow Clubhouse, 3395 400th St., Sioux Center, IA 51250 or call 712-737-2253, ext 301.

DATE: Thursday, Sept. 6, 2018
WATERSHED: Skunk River Watershed
LOCATION: Steinbeck Conference Hall, 2943 Highway 92, Ainsworth, NE 52201 or call 319-653-6654

DATE: Friday, Sept. 7, 2018
WATERSHED: Boone River Watershed
LOCATION: Renwick Community Center, 511 Main Street, Renwick, IA 50577 or call 480-678-2352