Webinars offer great information

The Iowa Learning Farms monthly webinars continue again in 2013. This is the third year that we have delivered information and research findings in this format. The presentations are well-received and many have come back to watch the archived sessions.

Webinar_screen_shotThis year offers topics from technical farming research to information about what our partners in conservation are doing. The presentations are conversational and sometimes controversial. Our audiences are sharp and keep the presenters on their toes by texting their questions at the end of the presentations.

This year’s webinar line-up is set for the first half of 2013. Here is what to expect, so you can plan accordingly (we hope that you plan to participate in all of them!):

February 20: Mark Rasmussen, Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture Director will talk about the Center, its views of some of the challenges facing agriculture and areas of special interest. The Leopold Center has just passed its 25th year anniversary!

March 20: Assistant scientist in the ISU agronomy department Dan Barker will discuss nitrogen-sensing technologies to apply variable-rate nitrogen fertilizer.

April 17: Andy Larsen, ISU Extension and Outreach agricultural program specialist, will talk about Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE). He is the Iowa coordinator for the national organization and will discuss building stronger relationships and grant opportunities through SARE.

May 15: Michael Castelleno, assistant professor of agronomy at ISU, will focus on soil sustainability.

June 19: ISU sociology professor Lois Wright Morton is the project director for the four-state Heartland Integrated Regional Water Coordination project. She will report the accomplishments of this project to date.

To participate, log on at 11:30 a.m. on the day of the webinar: http://connect.extension.iastate.edu/ilf/

To view the archived sessions, go to the ILF website webinar page: http://www.extension.iastate.edu/ilf/page/webinars. All the past webinars are there to view–from January 2011 to the most recent.

Please share with us any topics that you would like to hear about!

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