Tallgrass Prairie Center field day

Wednesday, September 20, 2017 - 9:00am

Wednesday Sept. 20, 9:00am–12:00pm, Renewable Farm, Cedar Falls

 A spring 2017 in-field native prairie strip will be highlighted as well the Dry Run Creek Watershed Improvement Project.

 A complimentary lunch will be served around 11 am. Registration is not required, but is preferred for meal planning purposes. For questions or to register please contact Ashley Kittle at ashley.kittle@uni.edu or 319-273-3828.

Directions:  Renewable Farm is located at 1572 S Union Rd., Cedar Falls. Go .25 miles south of University Ave. on South Union Rd. The Farm will be on the east side of S. Union Rd.​

The Prairie on Farms Program at the Tallgrass Prairie Center will provide four field days this year: June 20 and 22; and Sept. 20 and 21. The field days will address how to successfully establish native prairie plantings in agricultural fields. The field days are free and welcome the public, conservation planners, technical service providers, landowners, land managers and anyone interested in learning more about the role native prairie vegetation can play on farms for water quality improvement, monarch recovery efforts and increasing habitat for wildlife and pollinators. Attendees will learn site preparation and planting techniques, the benefits of first year establishment mowing, how to determine the proper seed mix for your site, how to evaluate the success of your native vegetation planting and much more!