The Iowa Learning Farms conservation webinar taking place Oct. 27 at noon CDT will feature Beth Baker, assistant extension professor, Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Aquaculture, Mississippi State University. Baker conducts research and outreach in areas of water quality, nutrient transport, and other ecosystem services to advance conservation adoption and protect soil and water resources.
In the webinar, “Expanding Engagement in Watershed Conservation & Planning,” Baker will present a case study exploring a project in the Catalpa Creek Watershed. She will offer insights into the necessity of collaboration at all project stages, from planning through implementation of a suite of conservation practices. She will also discuss communication and engagement strategies that can help improve awareness and capture buy-in from stakeholders throughout the watershed.
“Producers and landowners clearly understand the value of watershed projects, and while these projects provide opportunities to put conservation practices in place, effective stakeholder communication is imperative to building a better understanding of what goes into a watershed plan,” said Baker. “I hope participants in this webinar will better appreciate how impactful watershed collaboration can be and get some ideas for how to share their watershed work with others to build engagement.”
Participants in Iowa Learning Farms Conservation Webinars are encouraged to ask questions of the presenters. People from all backgrounds and areas of interest are encouraged to join.
Webinar Access Instructions
To participate in the live webinar, shortly before noon CDT Oct. 27:
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.
A Certified Crop Adviser board-approved continuing education unit (CEU) has been applied for. Those who participate in the live webinar are eligible. Information about how to apply to receive the credit will be provided at the end of the live webinar.