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Conservation Chat, hosted by anthropologist Jacqueline Comito, is a podcast series that explores the relationship between conservation, soil, water, agriculture, and the people of Iowa. This is accomplished through thoughtful interviews with farmers and rural and urban residents about conservation and water quality in the state. Comito is the Director of Iowa Learning Farms, an Iowa State University Extension and Outreach program that has been building a culture of conservation statewide for over ten years.

Conservation Chat Jacqueline Comito

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Conservation Chat, hosted by anthropologist Jacqueline Comito, is a podcast series that explores the relationship between conservation, soil, water, agriculture, and the people of Iowa. This is accomplished through thoughtful interviews with farmers and rural and urban residents about conservation and water quality in the state. Comito is the Director of Iowa Learning Farms, an Iowa State University Extension and Outreach program that has been building a culture of conservation statewide for over ten years.

    CC 52: Water Quality with Iowa’s Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig

    CC 52: Water Quality with Iowa’s Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig

    This is a chat with Iowa’s Secretary of Agriculture, Mike Naig, as a part of the Iowa Learning Farms monthly webinar series. We talk about water quality, conservation and Secretary Naig fields questions from folks who attended both on-line and in-person.

    • 38 min
    CC 51: Wade Dooley and Nathan Anderson: Farms, Faith and Climate Change

    CC 51: Wade Dooley and Nathan Anderson: Farms, Faith and Climate Change

    Farmers Wade Dooley and Nathan Anderson bring a joy and humility to their work on the land. Both men are striving to make their farms more resilient in the face of climate change and other environmental challenges. 

    • 38 min
    CC 50: Increasing Wildlife Habitat in the Next Decade with Dr. Adam Janke

    CC 50: Increasing Wildlife Habitat in the Next Decade with Dr. Adam Janke

    Adam Janke is an assistant professor and an Extension wildlife specialist at Iowa State University.  With research and outreach, Adam hopes to increase wildlife populations in agricultural landscapes in Iowa for generations to come.

    • 51 min
    CC 49: Ben and Andy Johnson: Saving Time with Conservation

    CC 49: Ben and Andy Johnson: Saving Time with Conservation

    Ben and Andy Johnson farm in northeast Iowa where conservation is at the heart of their production. While they appreciate the soil and water quality benefits of the different practices, the brothers say they do conservation because it saves them time.

    • 19 min
    CC 48: A Passion for Prairies: David Stein of Prairie Rivers of Iowa

    CC 48: A Passion for Prairies: David Stein of Prairie Rivers of Iowa

    As Prairie Rivers of Iowa’s Watershed Program Coordinator, David Stein’s job (and passion) is to help establish “corridors” of habitats throughout central Iowa with a goal of increasing pollinators, wildlife, improving water quality and soil health.

    • 30 min
    CC 47: ISU's Daniel Robison, Dean of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

    CC 47: ISU's Daniel Robison, Dean of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

    Daniel Robison is Iowa State University’s new dean of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. Robison comes to ISU from West Virginia University and has degrees in forestry, silviculture and forest influences and forest entomology.

    • 31 min

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