The Cost and Benefits of Agricultural Water Conservation: An Economist's Perspective

Wednesday, December 9, 2020 - 12:00pm

Learn more about the economics behind adopting conservation practices to mitigate water quality concerns during the Iowa Learning Farms webinar on Wednesday, Dec. 9 at noon. Wendong Zhang, assistant professor and extension economist at Iowa State University, will present new survey results on how Iowans value reductions in harmful algal blooms in Iowa waterways, and the economic costs to induce farmers to adopt conservation practices. Drawing on published interdisciplinary data, Zhang will also discuss the challenges of the existing nutrient reduction policy toolbox and possible remedies.

Click here to read the full press release on ISU Extension and Outreach News

To participate in the live webinar, shortly before 12 pm CST on Dec. 9, click the following URL, or type this web address into your internet browser:

Or, go to and enter meeting ID 364 284 172.

Or, join from a dial-in phone line by calling +1 312 626 6799 or +1 646 876 9923; meeting ID 364 284 172

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