April webinar features agriculture organization SARE

April 10, 2013

Ames, Iowa— The Iowa Learning Farms’ (ILF) monthly webinar, will be on Wednesday, April 17 at 11:30 a.m., and features Andy Larson, Iowa State University (ISU) Extension and Outreach specialist in small farm sustainability. The webinar is part of a free series, hosted by ILF, through Adobe Connect. The series is on the third Wednesday of each month. A computer with Internet access is all that is needed to participate.
Larson’s presentation will explore grantsmanship with Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) organization. He will discuss strategies, hints and tips that will help in writing grant applications and attracting grant funding using lessons from SARE, a USDA-NIFA granting and outreach program.
Larson works in planning, growing, and marketing for alternative agriculture enterprises on both the commercial and lifestyle scale with ISU Extension and Outreach.  He also works jointly with ISU’s Beginning Farmer Center and coordinates the Iowa SARE Professional Development Program.  Larson earned an MBA with a minor in sustainable agriculture from Iowa State University.  He grew up on a family dairy and grain farm in northwestern Illinois.
To connect to the webinars, go to: https://connect.extension.iastate.edu/ilf/. Larson will be able to answer questions from webinar “attendees” via the Adobe Connect chat box. The ILF website contains links for archived webinars from previous months: http://www.extension.iastate.edu/ilf/Webinars/.
Iowa Learning Farms is a partnership between the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture, Iowa Natural Resources Conservation Service and Iowa Department of Natural Resources (USEPA section 319); in cooperation with Conservation Districts of Iowa, the Iowa Farm Bureau and the Iowa Water Center.