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Conservation Chat

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.
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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. The Conservation Chat's original music is composed by Todd Stevens, performed by and used courtesy of Smiling Stone Soup.

Apr 24, 2019

Ingrid Gronstal Anderson, environmental lawyer and new Water Quality Program Director for the Iowa Environmental Council, chats with Jacqueline Comito about identity issues and hope for the future.

Mar 15, 2019
Kelsey Fleming, Pheasants Forever's Senior Farm Bill Wildlife Biologist, and Brian Hickman, IDNR's Private Lands Coordinator for the Wildlife Bureau, chat about the opportunities and challenges as they work to increase wildlife habitat on private lands.
Feb 19, 2019

Matt Helmers, director of the Iowa Nutrient Research Center, and Jamie Benning, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Water Quality Program Manager, discuss the research, opportunities and challenges facing the state as they work to improve Iowa's water quality.

Jan 22, 2019

Newly elected Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig discusses his vision for scaling up Iowa’s Nutrient Strategy during his first full term in office.

Jan 25, 2018

Researchers Ann Staudt and Dr. Tom Kaspar chat about earthworms and cover crops and their connection to soil health and water quality.

Nov 29, 2017

Ben Johnson purchased his first farm in northeast Iowa with his brother Andy when he was a sophomore at Iowa State University and has been farming his own land for 20 years. Conservation saves him one of his most valued resources on the farm: time.

Oct 31, 2017

Sean McMahon is the Executive Director for the Iowa Agriculture Water Alliance. With 20+ years of experience in conservation and agriculture, Sean works with key partners to champion farmer engagement and adoption of practices that improve water quality. 

Sep 30, 2017

Clare Lindahl was recently selected as the chief executive officer for the Soil and Water Conservation Society—the first woman ever to lead this national organization. Prior to this, Clare was the Executive Director for Conservation Districts of Iowa.

Aug 31, 2017

Chris Foss and his daughter Kristi Heffelmeier farm together in Northeast Iowa. The family is dedicated to improving the soil health of their land and putting in practices that will improve the local creek.

Jul 31, 2017

Shane Wulf and Joshua Balk chat about their creative approaches to watershed improvement projects in their jobs as watershed coordinators for Black Hawk County Soil and Water Conservation District in northeast Iowa.

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