June 23 Webinar: Looking Back to Look Ahead

June 17, 2021

AMES, Iowa—Lessons learned from the Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture will be the topic of the Iowa Learning Farms webinar at noon on Wednesday, June 23.

During the webinar, Mark Rasmussen, director of the Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture, will review the history of the Leopold Center. This history illustrates that many of the issues and challenges in agriculture that were points of contention when the Leopold Center was created are still with us today.

“Progress at times has been slow and demonstrates that sustainability is a continual journey rather than a set end point,” said Rasmussen. “New approaches to old problems are needed to keep Iowa agriculture vibrant.”

Rasmussen has been the director of the Leopold Center since 2012 and is also a tenured professor in the Iowa State University Department of Animal Science. His current work and research interests are in microbiology and climate change. 

Webinar Access Instructions

To participate in the live webinar, shortly before 12 pm CDT on June 23:

Click this URL, or type this web address into your internet browser: https://iastate.zoom.us/j/364284172

    Or, go to https://iastate.zoom.us/join and enter meeting ID: 364 284 172 

 

Or, join from a dial-in phone line:

    Dial: +1 312 626 6799 or +1 646 876 9923

    Meeting ID: 364 284 172

 

The webinar will also be recorded and archived on the ILF website, so that it can be watched at any time. Archived webinars are available at https://www.iowalearningfarms.org/page/webinars.

About Iowa Learning Farms

Established in 2004, Iowa Learning Farms is building a Culture of Conservation by 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 include the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture, USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service, and Iowa Department of Natural Resources (USEPA section 319) and GROWMARK, Inc.

Contact:

Hilary Pierce                                       Jacqueline Comito

Extension Outreach Specialist            ILF Program Director

hepierce@iastate.edu                            jcomito@iastate.edu

515-294-8912                                       515-296-0081