Webinar - The Iowa Master Conservationist Program: Planting Seeds of Conservation

Wednesday, January 26, 2022 - 12:00pm

The Iowa Learning Farms conservation webinar taking place Jan. 26 at noon will feature Adam Janke, assistant professor in natural resources ecology and management and extension wildlife specialist at Iowa State University, and Kaycie Waters, natural resources field specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

In the webinar, “The Iowa Master Conservationist Program: Planting Seeds of Conservation,” Janke and Waters will provide an overview of the Iowa Master Conservationist Program offered through ISU Extension and Outreach, its history and recognitions received, the instructional model, and the value participants have received from it. The program for local conservation leaders and professionals blends online and in-person learning that equips participants with the knowledge and skills necessary to make informed decisions about natural resources and to become local leaders and educators.

“This program is focused on helping individuals with an interest in the sustainability of Iowa’s natural resources to become better stewards of those resources,” said Janke. “We encourage anyone with an interest to learn more to participate and enroll to become a Master Conservationist.”

“Our hope is that attendees will see how they could partner with the Iowa Master Conservationist Program to create a community of passionate conservationists that are engaged in local communities advocating for conservation practices and policies to ensure a sustainable future for Iowa’s landscape,” said Waters. 

Webinar access instructions

To participate in the live webinar, shortly before noon CST Jan. 26:

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 https://www.iowalearningfarms.org/page/webinars.

A Certified Crop Adviser board-approved continuing education unit has been applied for. Those who participate in the live webinar are eligible. Information about how to apply to receive the CEU will be provided at the end of the live webinar.