Field days give farmers and the public a chance to see research projects in progress and talk with the researchers involved in the experiments. Field days also provide the opportunity to view the latest in modern agriculture. Anyone is welcome to attend.
Those visiting Iowa State farms with livestock are asked to take several precautions if they have been at another livestock operation. Those who have recently returned from a trip abroad are asked to wait five days before visiting Iowa State farms with animals. Visitors to farms with livestock are asked to change clothing and footwear after being in any livestock operation, foreign or domestic; and to refrain from bringing any food items to the research farm. If you have any questions, please call the Research and Demonstration Farms office at (515) 294-5045 or read the foot and mouth advisory (http://www.ag.iastate.edu/farms/FMD.pdf).
A brochure  has all the dates listed here. Directions to the farms are on the farm pages.
2005 Field Day Dates
|August 23||Armstrong||10 a.m.||Beef Hoop, S. Shouse|
|August 24||Neely-Kinyon||2 p.m.||Organic|
|August 25||Western||1 p.m.||Livestock, Wayne Roush|
|August 31||Northwest/Doon||9 a.m.||CANCELLED|
|September 1||Northern||9:30 a.m.||Crops|
|September 6||McNay||4:30 p.m.||Beef Cattle and Pasture Mgmt., D. Strohbehn|
|September 8||Northeast||1:30 p.m.||Crops|
|September 12||Armstrong||4:30 p.m.||High Tunnels, L. Naeve|
|September 13||Muscatine Island||3 p.m.||Horticulture, Vince Lawson|
|September 14||Southeast||1:30 p.m.||Crops|
|September 15||Rhodes||6 p.m.||Riparian, J. Russell|
This article originally appeared on page 176 of the IC-494(22) -- August 22, 2005 issue.