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A "buffalo" head has overlooked the Carnegie Library since 1900. Although the library has moved, the bison remains above the stairs to the 3rd floor. Come learn how bison were a keystone species in North American prairies. Pete Eyheralde, an Assistant Professor of Biology at William Penn University and a bison rancher in the southern Iowa for the last 20 years, will share the natural history of bison in the eastern tallgrass prairie and look at new findings from research in Iowa. Seating is limited. Take the elevator to the third floor.

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8/15/20202:00pm - 3:00pm


Fairfield Manufacturers Association Bi-Monthly Meeting. Attend the bi-monthly lunch meeting if you are an FMA Member!

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8/19/202011:45am - 1:00pm


Iowa State University Extension and Outreach
Love that fresh garden produce but have more than you can eat? Preserve it! It’s not difficult, but you do need to follow safe methods. You’ll learn how to can, freeze, and dry foods safely at home.

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8/20/20208:00pm, 10:00am, 7:00pmIowa State University Extension and Outreach


Farmland Leasing Meeting 2020
Current land value & cash rental rate surveys; Types of farm lease arrangements; Determining a fair cash rent; Strategies for writing and terminating a farm lease; Economic outlook; ISU Extension worksheets and other resources

Due to Covid-19, the number of meetings have been reduced. Social distancing will be maintained. If you are concerned, call your location to see what protocols are being implemented. Bring your own pencils and paper. Seating will be limited and you must preregister 48 hours before the meeting, walk-ins will not be accepted.

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8/24/20201:30pmISU Extension and Outreach


Farmland Leasing Meeting 2020
Current land value & cash rental rate surveys; Types of farm lease arrangements; Determining a fair cash rent; Strategies for writing and terminating a farm lease; Economic outlook; ISU Extension worksheets and other resources

Due to Covid-19, the number of meetings have been reduced. Social distancing will be maintained. If you are concerned, call your location to see what protocols are being implemented. Bring your own pencils and paper. Seating will be limited and you must preregister 48 hours before the meeting, walk-ins will not be accepted.

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8/26/20201:30pmISU Extension and Outreach


On August 27 at 1pm-1:20pm, come out to the Ames Public Library to learn about The Borgen Project, what we are doing to help fight for the underdogs and how you can help.

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8/27/20201:00pm - 1:20pmEmily Coghill


Farmland Leasing Meeting 2020
Current land value & cash rental rate surveys; Types of farm lease arrangements; Determining a fair cash rent; Strategies for writing and terminating a farm lease; Economic outlook; ISU Extension worksheets and other resources

Due to Covid-19, the number of meetings have been reduced. Social distancing will be maintained. If you are concerned, call your location to see what protocols are being implemented. Bring your own pencils and paper. Seating will be limited and you must preregister 48 hours before the meeting, walk-ins will not be accepted.

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8/27/20201:30pmISU Extension and Outreach


Cancelled
Join the Fairfield Area Chamber of Commerce as we celebrate our rich agriculture community! The 2020 Barnyard Bash is presented by (2020 Sponsors TBA!). This event will be held on Friday, August 28th, from 5:00-9:00pm at the Maasdam Barns. This family friendly evening will engage the entire community!

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8/28/20205:00pm - 9:00pmKayla Ashby


Cancelled
Old Threshers Reunion will be held Thursday, September 3rd, through Monday, September 7th, 2020.

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9/3/2020
-9/7/2020
7:00am - 11:00pm, 7:00am - 3:00pmMidwest Old Threshers


Labor Day is on Monday, September 7th, 2020.

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9/7/2020All Day


The Fairfield 4th of July fireworks celebration is postponed until Labor Day weekend.

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9/7/2020Evening


Iowa State University Extension and Outreach
Love that fresh garden produce but have more than you can eat? Preserve it! It’s not difficult, but you do need to follow safe methods. You’ll learn how to can, freeze, and dry foods safely at home.

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9/10/20208:00pm, 10:00am, 7:00pmIowa State University Extension and Outreach


Stop by between 10am and 4pm to get a rare inside look at the Gothic House. No booking or tickets required, and admission is free. Our adjacent visitor center will be open its usual hours of 10am to 5pm. For more details on our visitor center, which is open every day, year-round (excluding major holidays), click here.

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9/12/202010:00am - 4:00pm


To give grandparents an opportunity to show love for their children's children and become aware of the guidance older people can offer.

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9/13/2020All Day


A day to celebrate the cheeseburger - at home or at your fav burger joint! Annually Sept. 18th.

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9/18/2020All Day


Jewish holy day observed on 2 consecutive days. Beginning of 10 days of repentance and spiritual renewal.

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9/18/2020
-9/20/2020
All Day


From the mid-1800’s to the Depression, when recycling was a necessity, women turned 100-pound feed sacks and flour sacks into towels, underwear, quilts and clothing! When companies realized that farm wives had started shopping at the feed stores so they could pick out the best sack patterns, those companies started getting creative. Come join historian Michael Zahs, see his collection of items from a time unknown by many, and learn how cloth bags changed history!

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9/19/20202:00pm - 3:00pm


Holiest Jewish observance. A day for fasting, repentance and atonement. Begins at sundown.

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9/27/2020All Day


Popular observance for coffee drinkers, celebrated by the coffee industry and coffee shops and houses (often with free cups of coffee.) Probably first observed in 2005 in the United States.

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9/29/2020All Day


Cancelled
1st Annual JCHC Benefits & Wellness Fair
Jefferson County Health Center would like to present our first Annual JCHC Benefits & Wellness Fair! During our Annual Benefits Enrollment period, we want to offer our employees the chance to gain additional information about our benefits and wellness offerings straight from the vendors. We invite you to be a part of the fair and discuss with employees your current offerings.

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10/1/20207:00am - 4:00pm


Oct 1-31. A month to observe bullying and cyber-bullying prevention awareness, with activities in schools and communities. Adults must empower the victims and help change the behavior of bullies. Schools must react swiftly and redirect negative behaviors into positive and productive solutions Bystanders who witness the assaults and harassments and threats must not remain silent. Parents must teach their kids kindness compassion, respect and schools must do the same. Our kids and teens need to know they are valued and protected. For info: STOMP Out Bullying. click for details

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10/1/2020
-10/31/2020
All Month


A day to celebrate the versatile, hand-held favorite: tacos. For millennia, the native people of central American wrapped meat and toppings in tortillas, setting the framework for our modern-day enchiladas, burritos and tacos.

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10/4/2020All Day


Stop by between 10am and 4pm to get a rare inside look at the Gothic House. No booking or tickets required, and admission is free. Our adjacent visitor center will be open its usual hours of 10am to 5pm. For more details on our visitor center, which is open every day, year-round (excluding major holidays), click here.

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10/10/202010:00am - 4:00pm


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