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June 18, 2024
East Shelter House – Swan Lake Park Carroll, IA 51401


AMES, Iowa – A free half-day workshop on the Iowa Nutrient Reduction Strategy and incorporating nutrient reduction practices into farm operations will take place Tuesday, June 18, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the East Shelter House, Swan Lake State Park, near Carroll, Iowa. The workshop is hosted by the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach and the Iowa Nutrient Research Center.

The first half of the workshop will cover the purpose, need, action items and benefits of the Iowa Nutrient Reduction Strategy.  The second half of the workshop will walk participants through creating a basic nutrient reduction plan for their farm and using two tools, the Nutrient Tracking Tool and the N Load Calculator, to estimate nitrogen and phosphorus loss from their row-crop acres under current management conditions and their proposed nutrient reduction plan. The workshop will have information on both tile drained and undrained lands.

“We hope participants will gain a better understanding of and appreciation for the Iowa Nutrient Reduction Strategy, while also learning to use tools that can help them create a nutrient reduction plan for their farm” said INRC Director Matt Helmers.

The free workshop is open to farmers, landowners and conservation professionals interested in learning more about the Iowa Nutrient Reduction Strategy and nutrient reduction practices.  Please register in advance at https://iastate.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_9MlqqgKzC0FG8t0.  A boxed lunch and refreshments will be provided.

Participants are encouraged to bring a laptop or tablet to use the online Nutrient Tracking Tool and nitrogen load calculator Excel module during the workshop.

Additional information can be found at: https://www.cals.iastate.edu/inrc/iowa-nutrient-reduction-strategy-and-your-farm-workshop-june-18th-900am-200pm. This workshop is also being presented Tuesday, June 11, at

Contacts:

Matt Helmers, Director – Iowa Nutrient Research Center, mhelmers@iastate.edu
Kay Stefanik, Assistant Director – Iowa Nutrient Research Center, kcstefan@iastate.edu
Rob Davis, Measurements Coordinator for the Iowa Nutrient Reduction Strategy, robdavis@iastate.edu
Tony Mensing, Field Agricultural Engineer, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, tmensing@iastate.edu
Mike Witt, Extension Field Agronomist, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, witt@iastate.edu



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