New podcast series launched

Conservation_chat_screenThe new podcast series “Conservation Chat” launched this month. This podcast does just what the title says: host Jacqueline Comito chats with Iowans about conservation.

Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey is the inaugural podcast guest. Other installments available include Mills County farmer Steve McGrew and Wright County farmer Tim Smith.

“We want to introduce listeners to the diversity and depth of the folks who are doing their part to improve the land. A conversation is the best format to do more than skim the surface of a person’s motivations and attitudes,” said Comito.

The interviews are casual, engaging and at times humorous. As an anthropologist, Comito comes to this format naturally. “Hanging out and talking with people is at the heart of the anthropological approach. I love to discover what makes individuals unique and to hear their stories.”

Expect to hear chats periodically throughout the year with farmer partners and others who work daily to improve soil health and water bodies.

“Conservation Chat” podcasts are available through iTunes, the ILF website, and at You can subscribe to “Conservation Chat” through iTunes and get new episodes automatically downloaded to your computer or devices.

-Carol Brown

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