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Iowa Learning Farms Webinar: Agricultural Climate Resilience through Water Management and Soil Conservation

Event Date
February 28, 2024
Time
12:00 p.m.
Location
Virtual
Topics
Tile outlet to help with water management

Iowa State University’s Rick Cruse will discuss water management and utilization practices that improve soil health and climate resilience.

Registration

HOW TO PARTICIPATE: 

Shortly before noon CST, click the link below or type this web address into your internet browser: https://iastate.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_xtAwWXycQZW8iwtNLz34GA#/registration 
Or, go to https://iastate.zoom.us/join and enter webinar ID: 999 3709 5398

Or, join via phone:
Dial:  646-876-9923 | Webinar ID: 999 3709 5398

The Iowa Learning Farms (ILF) conservation webinar taking place Feb. 28 at noon CST will feature Rick Cruse, professor of agronomy and director of the Iowa Water Center at Iowa State University. Cruse was raised on a farm in Northeast Iowa and has been engaged with Iowa farmers while working at Iowa State University for over 40 years. His research, teaching and extension efforts address management impacts on soil erosion, water and crop production.

In production since 2011, the ILF Conservation Webinar Series is a highly respected resource for learning about the latest in research and implementation efforts of conservation-related practices. This episode will mark the 300th webinar in the series. The weekly webinars consistently draw live audiences exceeding 100 participants, offering insights on a broad range of topic areas as well as opportunities to ask questions of the presenters. The webinar series has logged more than 75,000 live and archival views to date. 

In the webinar, “Soil Conservation and Water Management – the Keys to Improving Climate Resilience,” Cruse will highlight factors and practices which affect agricultural climate resilience. He will focus on the importance of water and water management and discuss actions including draining excess water, capitalizing on water sourced from shallow groundwater and maximizing water infiltration and storage through improving soil health.

“Water and water management are the most fundamental components of climate-resilient farm plans,” said Cruse. “We are eager to help Midwest farmers gain a better understanding of the underutilized water resources that they may already have, and how those resources can substantially improve their climate resilience.”

Participants are encouraged to ask questions of the presenters. People from all backgrounds and areas of interest are encouraged to join.

HOW TO PARTICIPATE: 

Shortly before noon CST, click the link below or type this web address into your internet browser: https://iastate.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_xtAwWXycQZW8iwtNLz34GA#/registration Or, go to https://iastate.zoom.us/join and enter webinar ID: 999 3709 5398

Or, join via phone:
Dial:  646-876-9923 | Webinar ID: 999 3709 5398

The webinar will also be recorded and archived. All archived webinars are available on the ILF website, so that they can be watched at any time. 

ILF has applied for a Certified Crop Adviser board-approved continuing education unit (CEU) for attending this webinar. Those who participate in the live webinar are eligible. Information about how to apply to receive the credit will be provided at the end of the live webinar.

Upcoming Webinars in the Series:

Up Next: Wednesday, March 6 with Lindsay Pease, University of Minnesota

March 13: Hanna Poffenbarger, University of Kentucky
March 20: Patrick Wall, Iowa State University Extension & Outreach
March 27: Dara Wald and Miguel Diaz Manrique Texas A&M University