Iowa Learning Farms’ March Webinar Talks about Conservation

AMES, Iowa — The Iowa Learning Farms’ monthly webinar will be Wednesday, March 19 at 11:30 a.m. Clare Lindahl, executive director of Conservation Districts of Iowa, will be the guest presenter.

The webinar is part of a free series, hosted by ILF, through Adobe Connect. The series is held on the third Wednesday of each month.

Lindahl will share tactics to effectively present information about conservation as part of Conservation Districts of Iowa’s new Champion Cover Crop Commissioner program. The program recruits and assists Soil and Water Conservation District Commissioners who are using cover crops to share their experiences with others. The webinar will aid these commissioners in their public speaking and presentations. Undoubtedly, all advocates for conservation can benefit from these tips and hints.

Clare Lindahl has been executive director of Conservation Districts of Iowa since October 2012. Prior to this position, she was with the Scott County Soil and Water Conservation District in Davenport, Iowa, where she implemented soil and water conservation on agricultural and urban lands. Lindahl graduated from Iowa State University with a bachelor’s degree in landscape architecture and has earned a post-baccalaureate certificate in environmental geographic information systems from Western Illinois University.

To connect to the webinar, go to https://connect.extension.iastate.edu/ilf/ at 11:30 a.m. on the morning of the webinar and log in using the guest option. A computer with Internet access is all that is needed to participate. The ILF website contains links for archived webinars from all previous sessions at http://www.extension.iastate.edu/ilf/Webinars/.  The webinar archive is also available in a podcast through iTunes.

For more information about Iowa Learning Farms, visit the website: http://www.extension.iastate.edu/ilf/.

Established in 2004, Iowa Learning Farms is building a Culture of Conservation, 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 are the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture, Iowa Natural Resources Conservation Service and Iowa Department of Natural Resources (USEPA section 319), Conservation Districts of Iowa, Iowa Farm Bureau, Iowa Water Center and Practical Farmers of Iowa.

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Contact: Clare Lindahl, executive director, Conservation Districts of Iowa, 515-239-8300

 

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