August 10th, 2022
WATERLOO TECHNICAL SOCIETY
Wednesday 10th August, 2022
Family Restaurant, 2627 Center Street, Cedar Falls
while our usual location, the Lifestyle Inn Lounge and Conference Center, is being renovated.
Technology of Tallgrass Prairie: seeding, experimenting, harvesting
Following dinner and a brief business meeting, at approximately 7:30 pm we will reconvene at the Tallgrass Prairie Center, 2412 West 27th Street, Cedar Falls. We will tour the grass areas and then view the technology used to process seeds.
Tall Grass Prairie Center, 2412 W 27th Street, Cedar Falls, IA
The Tall Grass Prairie Center tour will include a viewing of flowering grasses at the 27th Street facility.
In order to propagate more flowering grasses, seeds are needed. At the Center, Dr. Jackson will show how seeds are harvested and processed for later planting
Prairie on farm
Harvesting equipment particular to prairie grasses will be on display. Once harvested, the seed are processed through several steps.
Two steps include threshing, to separate the seed from the stalk and scarifing to remove debris from the seeds
Screening processes allow the seed to be sized. Since different varieties have different seed sizes, this step allows seeds of various grass varieties to be gathered. The technology of seed processing involves physics and mechanics as well as biology disciplines to be successful
Screens pulled out for viewing
The final product is removed from screens of various opening sizes for future planting.
Center Street is under construction. The southbound lane is closed so you must drive from Cedar Falls and go north on Center Street.
Dinner Reservations are made via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please make reservations by noon, Monday August 8th, 2022. Guests are always welcome.
You are welcome to make a reservation for dinner or just come to the presentation. A program-only reservation is appreciated for a head count.
Meal: Meal: Dinner includes rolls, coffee, coffee or soda.
Salad Bar with French or Ranch Dressing,
The Family Restaurant requests that we collect cash for the meal and not checks. “Cash Please”
Please let us know if you have dietary restrictions so that we can provide an alternative for you.
Social period: 6:00 P.M.
Dinner: 6:30 P.M
Presentation: 7:15 PMTour: (After Dinner)
Dues: Member dues of $20 may be sent to the Treasurer, Kenneth Friend, 1112 W. 4th St., Cedar Falls, Iowa 50613-2430 (phone 319-277-2312) or pay at the meeting. email: FriendFamily@cfu.net
Checks for membership to the Waterloo technical Society should be made out to the “Waterloo Technical Society”.