AMES, Iowa — The regular monthly Iowa Learning Farms webinar
is Wednesday, April 20 at 1 p.m. This month’s guest speakers are Wren Almitra, Women, Land & Legacy coordinator, and Tanya Meyer-Dideriksen, NRCS area easement specialist.
Women, Land & Legacy is a USDA outreach project that gives agricultural women in Iowa the opportunity to network with other local women landowners, to inform agencies of their needs and to become a well-informed decision maker for their land and farming operation. The program is led through local teams in 24 Iowa counties and has successfully reached more than 3,000 individuals to date. These local teams create a network of agricultural women who decide what programs, projects and information they specifically need to assist them in farming and conservation decision making. The presentation will cover the program’s statewide presence and how new counties can become involved in Iowa as well as in other states.
The ILF webinars are held on the third Wednesday of each month at 1 p.m. They are free, and all that is needed to participate is a computer with Internet access. To log in, go to https://connect.extension.iastate.edu/ilf/
at 1 p.m. on the afternoon of the webinar and log in through the “guest” option. Webinar participants will be able to converse with Almitra and Meyer-Dideriksen by typing their questions through the chat function. The webinar will be recorded and archived on the ILF website for viewing at any time at www.extension.iastate.edu/ilf/Webinars/
ILF has hosted a webinar every month since January 2011. To date, there are 63 webinars to view on a wide range of topics including soil erosion, water quality, cover crops, buffers, bioreactors and farmer perspectives.