ILF June webinar focuses on contaminants in surface and groundwater systems

Ames, Iowa -- The Iowa Learning Farms (ILF) June webinar, to be held Wednesday, June 15 at Noon, will feature Michelle Soupir, who will talk about the fate and transport of pathogens from agricultural landscapes. The webinar is part of a series, hosted by ILF, held on the third Wednesday of each month. The webinars will be held over the noon hour through Adobe Connect. All that is needed to participate is a computer with Internet access.

Michelle Soupir is an Iowa State University Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering assistant professor. Her research includes nonpoint source pollution control, watershed management and water quality monitoring. She studies the occurrence, fate and transport of pathogens and contaminants such as antibiotics and antibiotic-resistant bacteria to surface water and ground water systems. She will be able to answer questions from webinar attendees via the Adobe Connect chat box.

To connect to the webinars, go to: object-reference-not-set-instance-object The ILF website homepage contains links for archived webinars from previous months: www.extension.iastate.edu/ilf. Please contact ILF with other topic ideas for future webinar sessions.

Iowa Learning Farms is a partnership between the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship, Iowa State University Extension, 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.

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