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Soil Health and Water Quality Workshop

July 17

Farmers, landowners and city dwellers can all learn something about how to incorporate conservation practices onto their land from a panel of experts. Learn about building soil health practices into farm leases, edge-of-field practices, prairie strips and how townspeople can play a role in conservation efforts. The event will also feature a hands-on soil health discussion.

SPEAKERS:
Mark Thompson – manager, Sunderman Farm Management
Brian Dougherty – Iowa State University Extension agricultural engineer for northeast Iowa
Lisa Schulte Moore – professor in ISU’s Department of Natural Resource Ecology and Management
Paul Miller – urban conservationist with Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship
Michael Lubbers – soil conservation technician for Butler County

TOPICS:

  • Landowner-tenant collaboration
  • Relay cropping
  • Edge-of-field practices
  • Prairie strips
  • Urban conservation
  • Soil health