Extension News

Agriculture and the Environment Conference to be Held March 8-9

2/16/2005

AMES, Iowa - Iowa agriculture is constantly changing and those changes impact Iowa's environment and water resources. The Agriculture and the Environment Conference, March 8-9, will focus on how agricultural land users can refine management strategies to decrease environmental risk and improve economic efficiency. This year's theme is "Challenges facing Iowa's water resources and supporting research."

The Agriculture and the Environment Conference will be held in the Scheman Building on the Iowa State University (ISU) campus in Ames. Registration opens at 8 a.m. and sessions run until 4:45 p.m. on March 8. Sessions continue on March 9 from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

The program features 30 workshops and two plenary sessions. Nearly 40 displays and posters featuring on-going research, programs and projects in conservation, nutrient management, and water quality will also be presented.

The registration fee is $70 if received by March 1, and $85 thereafter. Registrations will be accepted at the door. The fee covers lunches, breaks and a copy of the conference proceedings. The additional information and registration materials are available on the Web at http://www.aep.iastate.edu. Online registration with a credit card is also available at this site.

Registrations may be faxed with a credit card (MasterCard or Visa) to (515) 294-1311 or mailed along with a check or credit card information to: ISU Agribusiness Education Program, 2104B Agronomy Hall, Ames, Iowa, 50011-1010. For more information, contact the Agribusiness Education Program at (515) 294-6429 or email aep@iastate.edu.

This conference is sponsored by Iowa State University College of Agriculture, Iowa State University Extension, the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service, Iowa Department of Natural Resources, Division of Soil Conservation-Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship, and the University of Iowa through USDA/CSREES Section 406 Water Quality Initiative.

Contacts :

Gerald Miller, Ag Campus Director, (515) 294-4333, soil@iastate.edu

Brent Pringnitz, Entomology, (515) 294-9487, bpring@iastate.edu