Sustainable Agriculture Conference

"A Culture of Conservation: The Tools We Need to Grow"

I'm attending this Conference today.  I'll give you an update tomorrow.  Here are the agenda: 

9:00 Welcome – Jackie Comito  Our Commitment to Conservation: Telling the Story from the Heart

9:15-10:30 It’s What We Say AND How We Say It
■Chuck Gipp, Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship (IDALS)Soil Conservation Director
■Pat Boddy, Iowa Department of Natural Resources Deputy Director (DNR)
■Kendall Lamkey, ISU Agronomy Department Chair
■Mark Licht, ISU Extension Field Agronomist
10:30-10:45 Break
10:45-noon It’s How You Look At It
■Lynn Betts and Jerry DeWitt, photography
■Visual aids and field days
■Jackie Comito, video
12:45-1:30 Keynote speaker - George DeVault, Seed Savers Exchange
1:30-2:15 Jerry DeWitt: Both Sides of the Lens
■Rick Cruse, Iowa Water Center
■Wendy Wintersteen, ISU College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Dean
■Jerry Miller, ISU College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Associate Dean
■Linda Kleinschmit, North Central Sustainable Ag Research and Education (SARE)
2:15-3:00 “Boldness of Conservation” Jerry DeWitt
3:00 Equip Your Toolkit  ill your communication "toolkit" with take-home ideas from today's speakers

Then I have Zumba Cardio Class and a date with some Corned Beef!

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