Iowa Learning Farms (ILF), the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach conservation and water quality education program, will host “Conservation On Tap,” Tuesday, May 24, from 6-7 p.m. at Backpocket Brewery in Coralville, Iowa. The in-person event will provide local farmers, landowners and interested Iowans with a chance to discuss conservation practices and ask questions.
“Our intent with this event is to help build community through encouraging farmers to talk with their neighbors and ILF about topics important within the community, what keeps them up at night, what challenges they see with conservation practices, and what they want to learn more about,” said Liz Ripley, ILF conservation and cover crop outreach specialist. “There will be no formal presentations or agenda, just a chance to talk, ask questions, listen and learn while enjoying a beverage and provided food. We are looking forward to learning alongside everyone else who attends.”
ISU hosts at the event will include Matt Helmers, Iowa Nutrient Research Center director, Catherine DeLong, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach water quality program manager, and Liz Ripley, ILF conservation and cover crop outreach specialist. Backpocket Brewery head brewer, Luke Jipp, will also join in the conversations as to why water quality matters for brewing.
This Conservation On Tap event is produced in collaboration with ISU’s Conservation Learning Group. To ensure adequate space and food, please RSVP for the Backpocket Brewery Conservation On Tap event by calling 515-294-5429 or email email@example.com.
To learn more about planned field days, virtual field days, webinars and other conservation events, please visit https://www.iowalearningfarms.org/page/events