Agriculture

Register for Future of Agriculture

By |2019-11-01T15:05:23-06:00November 1st, 2019|Agriculture, Events|

Discuss “what’s next for agriculture?” with thought provoking leaders. Each speaker will have  an hour presentation with time allocated for questions and discussion. November 14,  8:30 to 4:30 at the Bur Oak Visitors' Center Regular registration $30: http:/weblink.donorperfect.com/FutureofAg%20 Student registration $15: http://weblink.donorperfect.com/FutureofAgStudent Featuring: Fred Iutzi, President, The Land Institute, Salina, KS After 10,000 Years: Sizing [...]

Paid Summer Internship has been filled.

By |2018-04-26T15:27:17-06:00January 5th, 2018|Agriculture, Uncategorized|

Summer Internship at Whiterock Conservancy This position has been filled for 2018. If you are interested in other internship opportunities, please contact the appropriate staff member. Whiterock Conservancy is a 5,500 acre non-profit land trust located along the Middle Raccoon River near Coon Rapids, Iowa. The working landscape is a mosaic of agricultural [...]

Rotational and Flex Grazing field day planned for September 14

By |2019-06-04T20:58:16-06:00September 8th, 2017|Agriculture, Conservation|

Iowa Learning Farms, in partnership with Whiterock Conservancy, will host a rotational and flex grazing field day on Thursday, September 14th. The 4:00-6:00 p.m. field day will begin at the Oak Ridge Campground, rural Coon Rapids. The field day is free and open to the public and includes a complimentary meal. Speakers at the field [...]

Songs of the Prairie

By |2017-05-15T15:58:01-06:00May 15th, 2017|Agriculture, Conservation|

The chirping melody of grassland birds across prairies and pastures tells me that spring is here. Hearing these small voices throughout the grasslands is refreshing as these birds would not greet me without prairie remnants and pasture offering zones of refuge. For me, these songs were absent while growing up. Even though my neighbors had [...]

Cover Crop Meeting and Seminar

By |2019-06-04T20:58:17-06:00January 18th, 2017|Agriculture, Conservation, Events|

Learn more about cover crop selection, spring agronomy, cover crop pest management and more at a real world cover crop meeting on February 2. The meeting, to be held at Whiterock Conservancy, 1436 Highway 141, Coon Rapids, from 9AM-1PM includes three in person speakers, a webinar and a free lunch with the opportunity to ask [...]

The goats are here!

By |2019-06-04T20:58:19-06:00May 12th, 2016|Agriculture, Conservation|

The goats have arrived! Check out the back country along the Main Loop Trail to sneak a peak at our newest savanna restoration team members. Goats will be moved between several paddocks over the course of the summer to browse bush honeysuckle and multiflora rose that have invaded an oak savanna restoration project area. Repeated [...]

Cover Crop Field Day

By |2019-06-04T20:58:20-06:00March 10th, 2016|Agriculture, Events|

Join us to discuss cover crops with a spring agronomy perspective. See firsthand potential spring biomass and then how to best use that biomass to benefit your farming operation. The soil health benefits of cover crops are clear, but learn more about how to make cover crops cash-flow in your operation while working to stabilize [...]