ILF hosts soil health day in Albert City

ALBERT?CITY – Iowa Learning Farms, along with Practical Farmers of Iowa, will host a soil health day at 4 p.m. on July 30 in the Ag Partners meeting room, 30 E. Main, in Albert City.

The event will focus on no-till and strip-till and use of cover crops.

The event includes presentations and discussion with Clarion area strip-till farmer Tim Smith. He will share his experiences with strip-till, cover crops and how they work to help with the Iowa Nutrient Reduction Strategy.

Sarah Carlson with Practical Farmers of Iowa will discuss prevented planting and cover crops.

Paul Kassel, Iowa State University Extension field agronomist, will offer a crop update and discuss soil fertility.

Anita Patrick, the MRBI coordinator in Buena Vista and Pocahontas counties, will wrap up the session and share updates in the watershed.