Iowa Learning Farms is an Iowa State University Extension and Outreach conservation and water quality education program.
In the webinar, “The Agricultural Conservation Planning Framework (ACPF): Applications and Recent Updates to Enhance Conservation Planning,” Zimmerman will highlight the ACPF as an innovative tool in use by producers and landowners, as well as local, state, and federal stakeholders, to apply science and data to agricultural conservation planning at field and small watershed scales. She will also cover how ACPF utilizes publicly available, high-resolution geospatial data, to identify opportunities for in-field, edge-of-field, and downstream conservation practices to address soil and water quality needs. In addition, Zimmerman will discuss recent ACPF innovations which examine economic costs and environmental outcomes associated with each scenario suggested by the platform.
“The ACPF is a powerful tool which can offer innovative insights regarding where conservation practice implementations can deliver the most environmental and economic benefits,” said Zimmerman. “This publicly accessible and cost-free planning tool provides conservation planners, landowners and farmers, and other stakeholders with a menu of potential practices tailored to the field or area of interest. This approach provides options and facilitates conversations about conservation practices that can help all parties balance decisions based on both the potential economic and environmental outcomes.”
Participants in Iowa Learning Farms Conservation Webinars are encouraged to ask questions of the presenters. People from all backgrounds and areas of interest are encouraged to join.
A Certified Crop Adviser board-approved continuing education unit (CEU) has been applied for. 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: 5/25: Santanu Bakshi and Chumki Banik, Iowa State University
6/1: Lindsey Hartfiel, Iowa State University
6/8: Peter Kyveryga, Iowa State University
6/15: Matt Rurak, University of Wisconsin-Madison
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