Soil Health Videos to Be Shown during Learning Farms Webinar

Iowa Learning Farms plans April 14 webinar

April 7, 2021, 3:07 pm | Hilary Pierce, Liz Ripley

shoveling soil.AMES, Iowa – A showcase of the videos submitted to the Cyclone Soil Health Sweepstakes contest will be shown during the Iowa Learning Farms April 14 webinar at noon. 

Held during the spring 2021 semester, the Cyclone Soil Health Sweepstakes invited current students at Iowa State University to form a team of creative minds and produce an original three to five minute video that demonstrates the importance of soil health to a specified audience. The competition allowed teams to apply their soil health studies and take an innovative approach to soil health education and outreach. 

Liz Ripley, conservation and cover crop outreach specialist with Iowa Learning Farms at Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, will give an overview of the competition and the top finalist videos will be premiered during the webinar. Following the webinar, the videos will be posted to the Iowa Learning Farms Facebook page and attendees are encouraged to vote for their favorite by Sunday, April 18.

"We are thrilled to showcase the talents of our Soil Health Competition finalists during this webinar," noted Ripley. "Each group took a different approach to addressing a concept of soil health for audiences ranging from elementary students to farmers and landowners young at heart, highlighting you are never too young or old to learn something new."

Webinar Access Instructions

To participate in the live webinar, shortly before noon on April 14:


Original photo: Shoveling soil.

About the Authors: 

Liz Ripley

Iowa Learning Farms and Water Rocks!