Things will once again get wet, wild, and even a little dirty at Conservation Central during this year’s Farm Progress show, Aug. 28 – 30, in Boone. The group of state and federal government agencies and partner non-profit organizations are joining forces again to promote soil health, water quality, and wildlife habitat.
Conservation Central will have the theme “Get Wet. Get Wild. Get Dirty. Get Covered. Get Started.” Visitors can weave through exhibits and demonstrations and meet with experts in the areas of water quality, wildlife, soil health and cover crops. Some of the demonstrations include:
A cover crops plot in the Get Covered area with more than a dozen plant species.
A soil health trailer with videos and demonstrations, as well as a rainfall simulator.
A groundwater flow model in the Get Wet section that shows the movement of water and contaminants below ground.
Soil health demonstrations in the Get Dirty section will show visitors how practices such as no-till and cover crops improve soil stability and water infiltration.
A Get Started area with educational materials and information about conservation planning and assistance programs.
Those who participate in the demonstrations will be eligible to receive a Conservation Central yardstick!
Farmer Feud Returns
For the third consecutive Iowa show, Conservation Central will host Farmer Feud – a spinoff of the gameshow Family Feud – pitting teams against one another based on conservation and agriculture-oriented survey questions to Iowa farmers. Farmer Feud will be played twice daily, at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.