Webinar: Incorporating Conservation Planning in Farmland Leasing | Building a Culture of Conservation

Webinar: Incorporating Conservation Planning in Farmland Leasing

February 28, 2022

The Iowa Learning Farms (ILF) conservation webinar taking place March 9 at noon CST will feature Ann Johanns, extension program specialist at Iowa State University (ISU). Johanns supports the Farm Management team from ISU Extension and Outreach, providing risk management education for agricultural producers and landowners across Iowa. She also coordinates Farm Management materials for the Ag Decision Maker website.

In the webinar, “Farmland Leasing Considerations in Conservation Systems Adoption,” Johanns will highlight tools and materials available to aid in making informed decisions regarding conservation practices which can protect and sometimes improve land value, protect natural ecosystems and often increase performance and profitability. She will also offer insights to help tenants and landowners cooperatively negotiate land use and management agreements. In addition, the webinar will provide participants with tools for planning and implementing sustainable conservation systems on land they own or rent.

“Whether you are a renting agricultural producer or landowner, understanding conservation practices that can improve land value and performance should be fundamental considerations for achieving economic and environmental goals,” said Johanns. “Implementation of conservation practices is vital for long-term sustainability of Iowa farmland. And, with over half of Iowa farmland under some form of rental agreement, being equipped with relevant information about conservation practices can facilitate collaborative efforts and if appropriate, inclusion of conservation plans in farmland leases.”

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 CST March 9:

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.