Iowa Learning Farms, the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach conservation and water quality education program, announced details for its new series of in-person social outreach events aimed at engaging farmers in informal conversations about conservation topics that may be on their minds. As the names suggest, “Coffee and Conservation” will be held in the mornings with coffee.
“Our intent with these events is to help build community through encouraging farmers to talk with ILF and their peers 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, conservation outreach specialist with Iowa Learning Farms. “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.”
Each hour-long event will feature ISU Extension and Outreach professionals eager to answer questions. In addition, ILF will provide coffee and breakfast items.
“ILF and the local extension staff are looking forward to sitting down with the participants to talk about what is on their minds, but also to explore what might make good field day or webinar subjects that would be relevant in the local community or region,” concluded Ripley. “We are looking forward to learning alongside everyone else who attends.”
This event is free and open to the public. Please RSVP by December 3 by calling 515-294-5429 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.