ILF January webinar to feature Iowa Ag Secretary Bill Northey

January 12, 2015

On Jan. 27, Iowa Learning Farms (ILF) begins its fifth year of monthly webinars, kicking 2015 off with Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey.
 
The webinar will be live on a special date and time: Tuesday, Jan. 27 at 4 p.m.  The webinar will feature ILF program manager Jacqueline Comito and Northey discussing agriculture in Iowa and what its future may hold. As Northey begins his third term in this position and is a farmer himself, he knows the farmers of Iowa and the ag industry inherently. Webinar participants will be able to converse with Northey during the webinar, by typing their questions through the chat function of the Adobe Connect software.
 
Regularly, the ILF webinars are held on the third Wednesday of each month, and in 2015, the live broadcasts will be at 1 p.m. The webinars are free and all that is needed to participate is a computer with Internet access. To connect to the webinar, go to: https://connect.extension.iastate.edu/ilf/ at 1 p.m.on the afternoon of the webinar and log in through the “guest” option.
 
ILF has hosted a monthly webinar since January 2011. All the past webinars are archived and can be watched anytime on the ILF website: http://www.extension.iastate.edu/ilf/Webinars/.  There are over 45 webinars to view on a wide range of topics including soil erosion, cover crops, buffers, bioreactors, and farmer perspectives. The webinar archives are also available in podcast through iTunes.
 
Established in 2004, Iowa Learning Farms is building a Culture of Conservation, encouraging adoption of conservation practices. Farmers, researchers and ILF team members are working together to identify and implement the best management practices that improve water quality and soil health while remaining profitable. Partners of Iowa Learning Farms are 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), Conserva­tion Districts of Iowa, Iowa Farm Bureau, Iowa Water Center and Practical Farmers of Iowa. For more information about Iowa Learning Farms, visit the website: www.extension.iastate.edu/ilf.
 
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