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.
“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:
- Click this URL, or type this web address into your internet browser: https://iastate.zoom.us/j/364284172. Or, go to https://iastate.zoom.us/join and enter meeting ID 364 284 172.
- Or, join from a dial-in phone line by dialing +1 312 626 6799 or +1 646 876 9923; meeting ID 364 284 172.
- The webinar will also be recorded and archived on the Iowa Learning Farms website, so that it can be watched at any time.
Shareable photo: Beef cattle grazing.