Learning Farms to Host Conservation on Tap near Ames

Celebrate Soil and Water Conservation Week in Ames

April 18, 2024, 10:24 am | Ann Staudt, Elizabeth Ripley

AMES, Iowa – Local farmers, landowners and urban residents can discuss conservation topics and issues during “Conservation on Tap,” Tuesday, April 30, at Alluvial Brewing, 6-7 p.m.

The event is organized by Iowa Learning Farms and offers a casual setting to discuss practices aimed to improve water quality and soil health, as well as managing risk from weather variability and climate change. Other partners include Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, as well as the Conservation Learning Group.

Prairie flowers.There will be an opportunity for networking following the event. Alluvial Brewing is located at 3715 W. 190th St., Ames. To ensure adequate space and food, RSVP by calling 515-294-5429 or email ilf@iastate.edu.

 “Our intent with this event is to help build community through encouraging farmers, landowners and urban residents to talk 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 outreach specialist Iowa Learning Farms. “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 Mark Licht, associate professor and extension cropping systems specialist with ISU Extension and Outreach; Matt Helmers, professor and director of the Iowa Nutrient Research Center at Iowa State; and Liz Ripley.

Learn about future field days, virtual field days, webinars and other conservation events on the Learning Farms events page.

Shareable photo: Prairie and cropland working together on the Iowa landscape.

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