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Iowa Learning Farms to host pasture improvement field day in Decatur County

Published: Wednesday, July 23, 2014 12:52 p.m. CDT

AMES —Iowa Learning Farms will host a field day near Leon from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. July 31. The field day will focus on pasture improvement and includes a pasture walk at Triple C Farms.

Todd Coffelt, along with his family, own Triple C Farms. They raise cattle on the family farm in Decatur County. In 2010, they implemented a paddock and rotational grazing system to improve grass pasture productivity.

Coffelt will lead field day attendees on their pastureland and highlight practices of their NRCS EQIP contract, now in its third year. The cost-share contract is helping Triple C Farms increase water resources and improve grass management in their cow-calf operation.

Also speaking at the field day is Joe Sellers, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach beef specialist.

The field day includes a complimentary evening meal prepared by Decatur County Cattlemen. The event is free, and the public is invited to attend. The field day site is located two miles west of Leon, on the north side of Highway 2, near the intersection of Highway 2 and County Road J-34 (212th Avenue).

To RSVP for the event, contact Iowa Learning Farms at 515-294-8912 or email ilf@iastate.edu by July 28.

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