What can farmers do to help the world cope with climate change? Iowa Learning Farms will host a webinar at noon on March 18 to discuss that topic. It will feature Matt Russell, executive director of Iowa Interfaith Power and Light.
“The question isn’t, ‘Do you believe in climate change?’ The question is, ‘Do you believe in Iowa farmers?’” says Russell, a fifth-generation Iowa farmer with 20 years of ag research and policy experience. Russell will discuss the work he does with Iowa Interfaith Power and Light, which focuses on working with farmers to help them become leaders in climate-change action. Taking action to address climate change will benefit Iowa and Iowa farmers in other ways as well, he says, because the practices that are needed to help solve climate change will also increase soil health and water quality and help strengthen rural communities.
Tune-in, learn more
To participate in this free webinar, go to iowalearningfarms.org/page/webinars shortly before noon on March 18 and choose to join the webinar. Many of the previous ILF monthly webinars are recorded and archived on the ILF website for watching at any time at the same website. However, this March 18 webinar will not be archived on the ILF site — so mark your calendar now to tune in on March 18.
Established in 2004, Iowa Learning Farms is building a culture of conservation by encouraging adoption of conservation practices. Farmers, researchers and ILF team members are working together to identify and implement the best management practices that improve water quality and soil health while remaining profitable. Partners of Iowa Learning Farms include the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture, USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service, Iowa Department of Natural Resources (USEPA section 319) and Growmark Inc.