By Chris Clark–Iowa State University Extension and Outreach
CHARITON, Iowa – The annual field day at Iowa State University’s McNay Memorial Research and Demonstration Farm near Chariton will be held Aug. 3. The event will begin at 3:30 p.m. and will include a grilled burger dinner served by the Lucas County Cattlemen.
There will be several presentations about ongoing research projects including both classroom and in-field discussion.
Chris Clark, beef specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, is coordinating the event and said it is open to the public and should be of interest to anyone interested in agriculture and beef cattle production.
“We are excited about offering face-to-face programming and the opportunity to highlight the applied research being done on the farm,” he said.
Several ISU Extension and Outreach specialists will be present to discuss research projects and the McNay farm managers will provide an overview of the farm and the cow herd. Discussion topics include an annual forage project, a pinkeye vaccination trial, creep feeding and mineral intake studies using a Super SmartFeed system, and on-farm crop production trials evaluating soybean date of planting, nitrogen-fixing bacteria, and the use of humic acid. The schedule, speaker, topic list, and directions to the farm are available on the event flyer.
The program will begin at 3:30 p.m. and will include dinner. This event is free and open to the public, but preregistration is encouraged to help organizers with planning. Register by Aug. 1 by calling the ISU Extension and Outreach Lucas County office at 641-774-2016. For more information contact the McNay farm at 641-766-6465, or contact Clark at 712-250-0070 or [email protected].