Larry & Miechelle Weber - Johnson County
Saturday, April 23rd 2016
9am - 9:30am Field Day Registration
9:30am – Welcome, history of the farm, & lessons from a landowner who dismantled, reassembled, and restored an old post and beam barn on the property!
10am - 30-minute concurrent sessions
- Managing forest gully erosion
- Managing weeds and fish in ponds
- Timber stand improvement practices (weed tree, prescribed fire, etc.)
- Spring ephemeral plant ID
12:30pm - update on current pest and pathogens as well as ask a forester time
Instructors: Larry Weber, Host
Mark Vitosh, IDNR District Forester
Connie Mutel, Landowner/Author
Liz Maas, Transition Ecology
Greg Brenneman, ISU Extension Ag Engineering
Kate Giannini, Johnson County SWCD
Allen Pattillo, ISU Fisheries Extension
Jesse Randall, ISU Extension Forester
Please note: We will be walking from site to site on a small loop with mostly flat terrain. Please come prepared to be out on woodland trails rain or shine. Coffee and donuts provided by IWOA.
Directions: From the intersection of Hwy 218 and Hwy 1 (SW side of Iowa City) head west on Hwy 1 for 3.8 miles and then head south on Kansas Ave SW for 1.2miles. 4589 Kansas Ave SW will be on the west side of the road. There will be an ISU Field day sign at the driveway entrance. Try to bring a friend, neighbor, coworker, or relative that has never been to a forestry field day, but who might be interested, and win a hot cup of coffee and a doughnut!