Iowa Learning Farms to Host History-based Sustainable Agriculture Webinar

Lessons Learned from the Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture is the title of June 23 webinar

June 18, 2021, 11:45 am | Hilary Pierce

AMES, Iowa –  Iowa Learning Farms is “looking back to look ahead” through a webinar June 23 at noon that focuses on the history and progress of sustainability titled “Lessons Learned from the Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture.”

Mark Rasmussen, director of the Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture, will review the history of the Leopold Center. This history illustrates that many of the issues and challenges in agriculture that were points of contention when the Leopold Center was created are still with us today. Beef cattle grazing.

“Progress at times has been slow and demonstrates that sustainability is a continual journey rather than a set endpoint,” said Rasmussen. “New approaches to old problems are needed to keep Iowa agriculture vibrant.”

Rasmussen has been the director of the Leopold Center since 2012 and is also a tenured professor in the Iowa State University Department of Animal Science. His current work and research interests are in microbiology and climate change. 

Webinar Access Instructions

To participate in the live webinar, shortly before noon on June 23:

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