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Extension Northwest Research and Demonstration Farm Field Day Is July 11

Sutherland, Iowa – Farmers and the public are invited to attend Iowa State University Extension and Outreach’s Annual Northwest Research and Demonstration Farm Field Day on Wednesday, July 11 at the Northwest Iowa Research and Demonstration Farm near Sutherland.

Check-in and registration will begin at 9:00 a.m. with the program starting at 9:30 a.m.

ISU Extension and Outreach specialists will present timely research and crop production information throughout the morning. Topics and speakers will include:

· On the Edge – Bioreactor and Saturated Buffer Models presented by Iowa Learning Farm Staff

· Iowa Water Quality and Research at the Northwest Iowa Research Farm presented by Matt Helmers, ISU Ag and Biosystems Engineering Professor

· Surrogate Nitrate Measurement Methods presented by Girma Birru, Post-Doctoral Associate in the ISU Department of Agronomy

· Iowa Windbreak Management presented by Jesse Randall, ISU Extension Forestry Specialist

· Agronomic Issues from the 2018 Growing Season by Joel DeJong and Paul Kassel, ISU Extension and Outreach Field Agronomists

ISU Extension Field Agronomist Joel DeJong says that the field day will give farmers and the public a chance to see current research projects and talk with the researchers involved in the experiments. Attendees will also be able to ask questions and hear about the latest in the agriculture industry. Anyone is welcome to attend, and Certified Crop Credits will be available.

A noon lunch will be available for a minimal charge.

The Northwest Iowa Research and Demonstration Farm is located at 6320 500th Street near Sutherland. That’s 1/4 mile east of Highway 59 on B-62, about two miles south of Calumet or about 12 miles north of Cherokee.

For more information about the ISU Northwest Research and Demonstration Farm Field Day, contact Joel DeJong at 712-546-7835 or jldejong@iastate.edu.

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