Conservation Training

Grazing Field Day

August 30, 2023

10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Location: Eddyville, IA

Iowa Learning Farms, in partnership with Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, and Pathfinders RC&D, is hosting a grazing field day at Calvin Van Genderen's farm and reclaimed abandoned mine land near Eddyville. The free event is open to farmers and landowners and includes a complimentary meal. Facing challenges with his herd's health and calving, Wapello County cattle farmer, Calvin Van Genderen determined it was tied to the coal mining residual in the water pools of his pasture areas. Working with the IDALS Abandoned Mine Land Program and gaining access to a rural water system improved overall herd health and grazing potential for the area.