Iowa State University invites you to attend the 2020 Fall Virtual Field Days, August 31-September 4, 2020.
Through a series of interactive webinars see research being conducted across the state on ISU Research and Demonstration Farms. Join ISU Extension Specialists as they take you in the field, explain what they're seeing, and answer your questions. Each morning tour stop features 20 minutes of in-field video, drone footage, and presentation. Each presenter will be available following the tour to take questions from attendees.
More than 130 Iowa State faculty members use the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences' farms for teaching, research and extension. A similar number of staff members are involved as project leaders and workers. Each year about 2,000 students receive hands-on education experiences at teaching farms, including a farm management course in which undergraduates manage a crop and livestock farm. About 15,000 people visit Iowa State’s Research and Demonstration Farms every year.
Who should participate?
- crop farmers
- crop consultants
- ag service providers and ag retailers
- farm managers
- ag lenders
- anyone interested in research being conducted at ISU's outlying research farms
Certified Crop Adviser continuing education units (CEUs) will be availble for each tour stop pending committee approval. Please provide your CCA number during registration if you are requesting credit.
Field tour schedule
A single registration includes all 5 tour stops. You may attend any or all stops.
Monday, August 31, 2020 – 8:00 AM - 8:30 AM CDT
Overview of the ISU Research Farm System and farm updates
Mark Honeyman, associate dean of operations and director of Iowa State Research and Demonstration Farms; Tim Goode, manager, outlying research system, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Iowa State University
CCA credit: 0.5 crop management
Tuesday, September 1, 2020 – 8:00 AM - 8:30 AM CDT
Water quality monitoring and research at ISU Research Farms
This virtual tour will take us across the state to look at the infrastructure in place to monitor water quality and results generated from this work.
Farm locations: Chariton, Crawfordsville, Lewis, Nashua, Sutherland
CCA credit: 0.5 soil and water management
Wednesday, September 2, 2020 – 8:00 AM - 8:30 AM CDT
Thursday, September 3, 2020 – 8:00 AM - 8:30 AM CDT
Angie Rieck-Hinz, Extension field agronomist, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach
These long-term tillage and rotation studies were established in 2002 to document agronomic and economic responses, as well as soil carbon changes to five tillage systems and three crop rotations.
Farm locations: Ames, Chariton, Crawfordsville, Kanawha, Lewis, Nashua, Sutherland
CCA credit: 0.5 soil and water management
Friday, September 4, 2020 – 8:00 AM - 8:30 AM CDT
Each tour stop runs 8:00 am to 8:30 am, central daylight time.
- Monday, August 31, 2020
- Tuesday, September 1, 2020
- Wednesday, September 2, 2020
- Thursday, September 3, 2020
- Friday, September 4, 2020
The virtual field day is delivered through Zoom. Requirements are a computer or mobile device with internet access and sound.
Computer - You may join the meeting through your web browser or the Zoom Client for Meetings desktop app, which is a free download.
Mobile device - Download and install the Zoom Mobile app from the app store for your device. This is a free app.
Following registration in the Zoom system you will receive a confirmation email with the link to connect to the webinar. You will also receive a reminder email 1 hour prior to each field tour.
- There is no charge to attend the virtual field days. A single registration includes all 5 tour stops.
- Registration is required to participate and can be completed at any time during the series. Confirmation of registration is sent via email. Please provide a valid email address when registering.
- Zoom connection instructions, link and password for joining each webinar will be emailed following registration and a reminder is sent 1 hour prior to each webinar session.
- If you do not receive the confirmation first check junk or spam folders, then contact email@example.com for assistance.
For assistance with registration or questions on using Zoom to access this program please contact ANR Program Services at (515) 294-6429 or firstname.lastname@example.org.