Young Farmer Experience Is Feature of Iowa Learning Farms July Webinar

AMES, Iowa — The Iowa Learning Farms’ July 18 webinar will feature young farmer Nathan Anderson. The webinar, which begins at 11:30 a.m., 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.

Anderson, from Cherokee, farms with his wife, Sarah, and family. He graduated from Iowa State University in 2010 with a degree in agronomy. He is a Cherokee County Soil and Water District commissioner, involved in Practical Farmers of Iowa and other community and agricultural organizations.

Nathan will be sharing the presentation he initially gave at the 2012 Iowa Water Conference entitled “Visioning Long-Term Sustainability: A Farmer’s Perspective.” His webinar will inspire discussion and hopefully promote a thoughtful process to address current concerns and provide input for agriculture’s future and direction.

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

Iowa Learning Farms is a partnership of 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); in cooperation with Conservation Districts of Iowa, the Iowa Farm Bureau and the Iowa Water Center.