Back at the beginning of February, Iowa Learning Farms launched its brand new podcast series, the Conservation Chat. Program manager and anthropologist Jacqueline Comito is interviewing farmers, landowners, and other water quality and agricultural stakeholders across the state, digging in to issues related to Iowa’s water, soil, and natural resources in a light-hearted, conversational, engaging and often humorous manner. Read more about the Conservation Chat in a previous blog post.
The Conservation Chat podcast is available free of charge and can be listened to any time, at your convenience. To stay up-to-date on all of the latest episodes, we recommend subscribing via iTunes. When you subscribe to a podcast this way, iTunes will automatically check each day for new episodes. With an Apple ID, you can readily sync your Conservation Chat podcast subscription with iPhones, iPods, and iPads for easy listening on the go.
Here’s the step-by-step low down for how to get subscribed…
Follow the link to find the Conservation Chat on iTunes. Click “View in iTunes,” which will launch the iTunes app.
Depending on your browser and other settings, you may be asked to give permission to launch an external application. I was asked to do so with Google Chrome, as indicated below. Click “Launch Application.”
iTunes is now open and running. To subscribe to the Conservation Chat podcast series, click the “Subscribe” button on the left hand side of the page. This is the ultimate in convenience as iTunes will automatically check each day for new episodes and download them to your iTunes library.
What if you only want to listen to or download single episodes? Just choose the episodes you’re interested in and click “Get” next to that episode.
You can also share on Facebook and Twitter here. If you like the podcast, share the love! You can also leave Ratings and Reviews on the iTunes page – we’d love to hear from you.
Those are the basics for iTunes! Remember, if you subscribe via iTunes, you can easily sync the Conservation Chat with all of your iOS devices.
However, maybe that all seem like a lot of work to you. If you want to keep things even simpler, you can tune in and stream each episode to-date at conservationchat.org – no app needed! The most current episode will be listed first, but all previous episodes are archived here, as well.
Finally, you can also listen to the Conservation Chat on the ILF website. Choose the “Webinars & Podcasts” button on the right hand side, then select “Podcasts” from the dropdown menu.
So you have several options – choose whichever one is most convenient for you!
There are currently four episodes of the Conservation Chat available for your listening pleasure:
Episode 1: Bill Northey, Iowa’s Secretary of Agriculture
Episode 2: Steve McGrew, Southwest Iowa Farmer
Episode 3: Tim Smith, North Central Iowa Farmer
Episode 4: Dr. Mark Rasmussen, Director of Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture
Stay tuned over the next several days as we recap previous episodes. And get subscribed so you’ll always be up-to-date on newly released podcasts!