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Prairie on Farms: Demonstration Workshop

Event Details

June 2, 2015 9:00 AM — June 2, 2015 12:30 PM
Location: Luze Farm
5718 12th Ave
Dysart, IA 52224
Contact Name: Ashley Kittle
Email: ashley.kittle@uni.edu
Phone: (319) 273-3828
Website: http://www.tallgrassprairiecenter.org/prairie-farms

Event Description

With increasing interest in planting prairie on working farms, this workshop offers an opportunity to discover how prairie installation improves water quality, soil health, and pollinator habitat in addition to personal enjoyment in the field.

Practical uses of prairie for water quality improvement efforts and pollinator habitat, site assessment and preparation, and tips to determine an appropriate location for prairie plantings on working farms will be discussed.  The event also offers a side-by-side comparison of three prairie seed mixes planted in mid-spring.

The workshop is open to the public and includes a complimentary lunch.  Technical Service Providers, land managers/producers, Soil & Water Conservation District staff, seed company representatives, decision makers, and anyone interested in learning more about the benefits of prairie on working farms are highly encouraged to attend.

Register by May 25th by contacting Ashley Kittle at (319) 273-3828 or ashley.kittle@uni.edu .

***Please note this will be the first in a series of demonstration workshops at this location.  Additional workshops, which will be held in Fall 2015, will focus on stand evaluation and first year maintenance.