March Webinar: Embracing the call to abundance, the value of environmental service on Iowa farms

March 2, 2020

AMES, Iowa— Iowa Learning Farms will host a webinar on Wednesday, March 18th at 12:00 p.m. with Matt Russell, Executive Director of Iowa Interfaith Power and Light.


“The question isn’t: ‘Do you believe in climate change?’ The question is: ‘Do you believe in Iowa farmers?’” said Russell, a fifth generation Iowa farmer with 20 years of agricultural research and policy experience. Russell will discuss the work he does with Iowa Interfaith Power and Light, which focuses on working with farmers to help them become leaders in climate action. Taking action to address climate change will benefit Iowa and Iowan farmers in other ways as well, because the practices that are needed to help solve climate change will also increase soil health, water quality and rural communities.


To participate in the webinar, go to www.iowalearningfarms.org/page/webinars shortly before 12:00 p.m. on March 18th and choose to join the webinar. The webinar will also be recorded and archived on the ILF website for watching at any time at https://www.iowalearningfarms.org/page/webinars.


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


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