AMES, IA -- An interactive exchange of agricultural knowledge is the focus
of the Friday, March 3, conference of the Leopold Center for Sustainable
Agriculture, entitled "Partners & Projects: A farming and research
exchange." The conference runs from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Scheman
Continuing Education Building, Iowa State University, Ames.
A morning keynote session focuses on the farmer/research relationship.
Posters, displays, and demonstrations of past and present Leopold Center
projects will offer participants a chance to interact with project
investigators. Concurrent sessions will include farmer/researcher panels
from Leopold Center interdisciplinary research teams dealing with cropping
systems, sustainable pest management, grazing systems, manure management,
socioeconomics, and floodplain and stream management.
Additional concurrent sessions will cover topics such as use of the
late-spring soil test on manured soils, weed management, and use of
constructed wetlands to protect water resources. The day ends with a
general session featuring Michael Duffy, ISU Extension Economist and
Leopold Center associate director, speaking on "Profitability in farming:
Today and tomorrow."
Registration fee is $25 with lunch or $15 without lunch; after Feb. 24, the
fees are raised $5.00. Registration forms are available from the Leopold
Center for Sustainable Agriculture, 126 Soil Tilth Bldg., Iowa State
University, Ames, IA 50011-3120; phone (515) 294-3711.
Anne Larson, Comm. Specialist
Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture