Jacqueline Comito
Iowa Learning Farms

515-296-0081
jcomito@iastate.edu

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Water Rocks!, Iowa State University’s youth water education program, received an Iowa Environmental Excellence Award for Environmental Education on Aug. 2, 2016, at the State Capitol in Des Moines.

A virtual watershed game that allows users to experiment with different land management scenarios is the topic of the Iowa Learning Farms August webinar on Wednesday, Aug. 17, at 1 p.m.

Building a Culture of Conservation is the theme for the Iowa Learning Farms’ monthly webinar on Wednesday, July 20 at 1 p.m.

Iowa Learning Farms has released a Field Day Toolkit, a new guide on how to hold an effective field day from planning to evaluation.

Iowa Learning Farms June 15 webinar features Angie Carter, an environmental sociologist and an eighth generation Iowan. She studies the intersections of social change, community and the environment.

The May Iowa Learning Farm webinar will be on Wednesday, May 18 at 1 p.m. This month’s guest speaker is Steven Bradbury, professor of Environmental Toxicology in the Departments of Natural Resource Ecology and Management and Entomology at Iowa State University.

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.

Brenda Schmitt, Virgil Schmitt and the Iowa Learning Farms/Water Rocks team, all with ISU Extension and Outreach, were honored and recognized for going above and beyond the call of duty at the annual Professional and Scientific Council CYtation Awards breakfast March 10.

The next monthly Iowa Learning Farms webinar will be Wednesday, March 16 at 1 p.m. Liz Juchems, events coordinator with Iowa Learning Farms, will discuss a recent case study conducted by the Iowa Cover Crop Working Group examining the economic value of cover crops. 

The regular monthly Iowa Learning Farms webinar for February will be Wednesday, Feb. 17, at 1 p.m. Kevin Meyer will discuss how decisions made by individuals, groups and any other “profit-seekers” can produce pollution as a by-product of these decisions.