ISU Armstrong Research Farm will host beef field day

Armstrong Research Farm Heifers In Pasture.

Armstrong Research Farm heifers in pasture.


LEWIS, Iowa Field peas and forages will headline a beef field day at the Iowa State University Armstrong Research Farm on Friday, Sept. 16. ISU extension beef specialist Erika Lundy-Woolfolk said the field day program is geared toward local beef producers with information on exploring alternative cropping systems, tips for managing calves, and insight into the 2023 beef market. 

“This field day is an opportunity to learn about research happening right here in southwest Iowa," she said. "Some of projects we’ll talk about are incorporating field peas into the cropping system, feeding field peas to feedlot cattle, and utilizing annual forages to expand grazing rotations." 

Additional topics on the agenda are preparing calves for the feedyard and a beef cattle market outlook. Field day speakers are Lundy-Woolfolk; Dr. Dan Loy, ISU extension beef specialist; Dr. Dan Thomson, professor of animal science; Dr. Lee Schulz, ISU extension livestock economist; and Sara Lira, research scientist with Corteva Agriscience.

Thanks to sponsor Corteva, the field day and noon meal are free. Serving begins at noon with the program scheduled from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. Following the program, an optional farm tour to view the research feedyard and individual intake feeding system will be offered. The event flyer offers a quick look at the topics, speakers and schedule.

The event will take place in the Wallace Foundation Learning Center on the Armstrong Research Farm located at 53020 Hitchcock Ave, Lewis, Iowa. Preregistration is requested by Wed., Sept. 14 to allow for adequate meal planning. To RSVP, contact Lundy-Woolfolk at or 641-745-5902.


The Iowa Beef Center at Iowa State University was established in 1996 with the goal of supporting the growth and vitality of the state’s beef cattle industry. It comprises faculty and staff from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and College of Veterinary Medicine, and works to develop and deliver the latest research-based information regarding the beef cattle industry. For more information about IBC, visit

Erika Lundy-Woolfolk, ISU Extension and Outreach beef specialist, 641-745-5902,


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