Discuss Conservation Issues at 'Conservation on Tap' event near West Des Moines

Casual gathering will provide local farmers, landowners and interested Iowans with an opportunity to listen and share

November 11, 2022, 10:37 am | Ann Staudt

AMES, Iowa – Farmers, landowners and those interested in local conservation issues can discuss what’s on their mind at the “Conservation on Tap” event Nov. 30 at the Iowa Distilling Co. in Cumming, Iowa.

The in-person event is hosted by Iowa Learning Farms and Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. It runs from 6-7 p.m.

Prairie.“Our intent is to help build community by encouraging farmers and landowners to talk with their neighbors and ILF about topics important within the community, what keeps them up at night, what challenges they see with conservation practices, and what they want to learn more about,” said Liz Ripley, conservation and cover crop outreach specialist. “There will be no formal presentations or agenda, just a chance to talk, ask questions, listen and learn while enjoying a beverage and provided food. We are looking forward to learning alongside everyone else who attends.”

Hosts will include Matt Helmers, director of the Iowa Nutrient Research Center at Iowa State, and Mark Licht, assistant professor in agronomy and cropping systems specialist with ISU Extension and Outreach, as well as Liz Ripley. Iowa Distilling Co. president Kyle Doyle will also join in the conversations as to why water quality matters for brewing.

This event is produced in collaboration with Iowa State’s Conservation Learning Group. To ensure adequate space and food, RSVP by calling 515-294-5429 or email ilf@iastate.edu.

To learn more about planned field days, virtual field days, webinars and other conservation events, visit https://www.iowalearningfarms.org/

Shareable photo: Prairie and cropland on the Iowa landscape.

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