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Iowa Corn hosting soil health talk with Northey

By Staff | Jan 7, 2016

JOHNSTON – The Iowa Corn Promotion Board is taking a lead role in helping farmers find sustainable and doable science-based solutions to conservation and water quality issues.

As part of this effort, ICPB will a farmer-to-farmer roundtable discussion on from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. on Jan. 15 at Fisher Theater, Iowa State University in Ames.

Invited to moderate the discussion is Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey.

Three Iowa farmers – Jerry Mohr, from east central Iowa; Jolene Riessen, from northwest Iowa; and Steve Berger, from southeast Iowa – will share their conservation practices.

Northey will lead the panel in discussions on investing in technologies and practices to improve soil and water quality.

To participate, visit: www.iowacorn.org/water for information on attending in-person or watching the discussion via livestream.

Iowa Corn’s key water quality initiatives include:

A). Engaging in unique initiatives like the Soil Health Partnership which employ real-world, farmer-to-farmer education and encourage adoption of practices to support soil and water quality.

B). Working with the Iowa Ag Water Alliance to unify agriculture’s water quality efforts.

C). Proactively communicating the positive steps farmers are taking to implement these practices on their farms.

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