Iowa Learning Farms’ February Webinar Focuses on Sustainable Bioenergy

AMES, IOWA— The Iowa Learning Farms’ (ILF) February webinar, to be held Wednesday, Feb. 15 at 11:30 a.m., will feature Chad Hart, an economist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. The webinar is part of a series, hosted by ILF, held on the third Wednesday of each month through Adobe Connect. All that is needed to participate is a computer with Internet access.

Hart, an assistant professor of economics, is the grain markets specialist for ISU Extension and Outreach and works on grain marketing and related issues. He has been focusing on biofuels as this industry has developed. Hart’s webinar is titled “Sustainable Production and Distribution of Bioenergy for the Central USA.” The presentation will review the multi-state CenUSA Bioenergy project that is investigating a regional system for producing fuels derived from high biomass producing perennials using pyrolysis and biochar.

To connect to the webinar, go to  Hart will be able to answer questions from webinar “attendees” via the Adobe Connect chat box. The ILF website homepage contains links for archived webinars from previous months at

Iowa Learning Farms is a partnership between 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 and the US EPA (section 319); in cooperation with Conservation Districts of Iowa and the Iowa Farm Bureau.