Orange City, Iowa — If you are involved in agriculture to any extent, the Natural Resources Conservation Service, the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship, and their partners want you to know about a Water Quality Demonstration Day planned for this Monday near Maurice.
The event begins at 12:00 noon at the Maassen Dairy Farm near Maurice. District Conservationist Greg Marek with the NRCS says the issue affects all involved in Iowa’s agriculture. He says Iowa agriculture is under increasing pressure to control nutrient losses in an effort to make water quality improvements. Banding together; producers, equipment dealers, ag retailers, commodity groups, and governmental agencies are diligently working to find new approaches to make these improvements which also enhance the productivity of our working lands, according to Marek.
He asks all those involved in agriculture to join them at this field day to learn what technologies producers are employing to make water quality improvements across the state as part of Iowa’s Water Quality Initiative.
12:00 pm -Meal/Check-In
12:30 pm: Jeff Knott: Changing nutrient value of hog manure
12:50 pm: Live manure equipment demonstrations
– Chicken Litter Injection Implement from Alabama
– Liquid Manure Applicators
1:40 pm: Manure Application Equipment Calibration- Joel DeJong and Jeff Koops
2:10 pm: Cover Crop Demos
2:30 pm: Aerial Seeding Demonstration
3:00 pm: Open discussion
3:30 pm: Event end
Find more information at www.cleanwateriowa.org.
Marek encourages you to attend and, as he puts it, “take part in shaping the future of agriculture in Iowa.”