Dordt and ISU Extension to Host Joint Ag Field Day September 5

Field day shares research on soil resources and nutrient losses

On Wednesday, September 5, at 5:30 p.m., Dordt will host the annual Ag Field Day. Dordt, along with the ISU Extension—Farmer Cooperator Trials group, and Iowa Learning Farms, will share research with local farmers about protecting soil resources and managing nutrient losses in the Sioux County area.

Features of the Ag Field Day will include:

  • Iowa Learning Farm's On the Edge Conservation Station – Matt Helmers, Dean's Professor in the College of Ag and Life Sciences at Iowa State University, Professor in the Department of Ag and Biosystems Engineering
  • Why Protecting Soil Resources is Important - Joel De Jong, NW Iowa Crop Extension Specialist
  • Saturated Buffer Planning - Colton Meyer, West Branch of the Floyd River Watershed Project Coordinator

“Dordt and ISU Extension share a common goal of providing unbiased research data to assist in the decision-making process for farm operations,” says Gary De Vries, instructor of agriculture. “The event is going to be informative and helpful as producers make decisions for the future.”

The Ag Field Day will include a burger meal at 5:30 p.m. Due to weather conditions, the field day will be held in Dordt's Science and Technology Center, in the parking lot south of the building, and science classrooms 1606 and 1641.