By Liz Ripley–Iowa State University Extension and Outreach
AMES, Iowa – Iowa Learning Farms, the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach conservation and water quality education program, will host two Conservation on Tap events on May 24 and 25 in Coralville and Waukee, respectively. The in-person events will provide local farmers, landowners, and interested Iowans with a chance to discuss conservation practices and ask questions of Iowa Learning Farms and local extension staff.
“Our intent with these events is to help build community through encouraging farmers to talk with their neighbors and Iowa Learning Farms about topics important within the community, what keeps them up at night, what challenges they see with conservation practices, and what they want to learn more about,” said Liz Ripley, Iowa Learning Farms conservation and cover crop outreach specialist.
“There will be no formal presentations or agenda, just a chance to talk, ask questions, listen, and learn while enjoying a beverage and provided food. We are looking forward to learning alongside everyone else who attends,” added Ripley.
- May 24, 2022, 6-7 p.m. at Backpocket Brewing, 903 Quarry Road Coralville, IA 52241.
- May 25, 2022, 6-7 p.m. at Kinship Brewing Company, 255 NW Sunrise Drive, Waukee, IA 50263.
These Conservation on Tap events are produced in collaboration with Iowa State University’s Conservation Learning Group. To ensure adequate space and food, RSVP for the Conservation on Tap events by calling 515-294-5429, or email [email protected].
To learn more about planned field days, virtual field days, webinars, and other conservation events, visit https://www.iowalearningfarms.org/page/events.