Tallgrass Prairie Center field day

Thursday, September 21, 2017 - 9:00am

Thursday Sept. 21, 4:30-6:30pm – J.H. Roadman Memorial Park, Dike

This field day is in partnership with the STRIPS team at Iowa State University and will highlight the planting of in-field prairie strips and a saturated buffer.

A complimentary dinner will be provided at the conclusion of the event. 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:  J.H. Roadman Memorial Park is located 1.5 miles west of Dike on County Road D-19 (160th St.). The park is located on the north side of the road. 

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!