Leopold & Agriculture: Resilience & Sustainability in 'Working Landscapes'

  • Southeastern Iowa Community College, 1500 West Agency Road, West Burlington, Iowa 52655-0180
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  • RSVP to Dave Riley, 319-759-8724, rileydavid06@gmail.com

This free day-long conference is hosted by the Leopold Landscape Alliance. Please pre-register by March 6, as space is limited. A conference lunch is available for $10. To pre-register, click here, call Dave Riley at 319-759-8724, or e-mail him.

A Few Program Highlights:

  • Wildly Successful Farming: The Leopold Land Ethic and Today’s Ecological Agrarians: Brian DeVore, editor of the Land Stewardship Letter and Imageauthor of Wildly Successful Farming: Sustainability and the New Agricultural Land Ethic.
  • The Farmer as Conservationist — Leopold and Agriculture: Curt Meine, adjunct professor, University of Wisconsin, senior fellow at the Aldo Leopold Foundation
  • Leopold, Land Health and Soils: Dr. Susan Flader, professor emeritus, University of Missouri, president of L-A-D Foundation, board member of the Aldo Leopold Foundation
  • Prairie Strips — What are They and How Do They Work: Tim Youngquist, farmer liaison, STRIPS Project, Iowa State University
  • When Farm is Not a Four-Letter Word: Suzan Erem, president, SILT (Sustainable Iowa Land Trust)
  • Muddy Waters—The Continuing Story of 32 Years of Research & Discovery at the Leopold Center: Mark Rasmussen, director, Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture, Iowa State University
  • Current Reduction Strategy to Reduce Environmental Footprint: Joel Gruver, professor, School of Agronomy, Western Illinois University
  • Grazing Panel with Francis Thicke, owner of Radiance Dairy, Fairfield, Iowa, and others
  • Alternative Farming Panel with conference speakers on specialty farming

You can download the conference flier here.