Jacqueline Comito
Iowa Learning Farms

515-296-0081
jcomito@iastate.edu

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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.

On Thursday Jan. 21, John Lawrence and Jacqueline Comito will discuss the Iowa Nutrient Reduction Strategy and the challenges of meeting the goals of reduced nitrogen and phosphorus loss from Iowa.

Jacqueline Comito, director of the Iowa Learning Farms and Water Rocks! programs at Iowa State University, is a recipient of the National Wetlands Awards - an honor bestowed by the Environmental Law Institute, Washington, D.C.

Everyone lives in a watershed and has a relationship with the watershed. Learn more about Iowa water quality issues, how watersheds function and the human relationship with them May 4 at the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach - Story County office.

In a new podcast series, titled “Conservation Chat,” Jacqueline Comito, director of the Iowa Learning Farms and Water Rocks! programs, holds casual conversations with Iowans about aspects of conservation. The first guests are Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey and Mills County farmer Steve McGrew.
 

Iowa Learning Farms begins its fifth year of monthly webinars with Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey. The webinar will be live on a special date and time: Tuesday, Jan. 27 at 4 p.m. 

Iowa Learning Farms and the WaterRocks! Team from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach and their volunteers are bringing a “conservation counts” message to the Iowa State Fair, Aug. 7-17. They will demonstrate the rainfall simulator, Enviroscape and conduct the “Poo Toss” challenge game during the fair at Farm Bureau Park, located between the Administration Building and the Varied Industries Building.