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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.

Feb 16, 2015

In this podcast, I chat with farmer Tim Smith about using whole farm approach to soil health and water quality improvements, from cover crops to bioreactors. Smith gives provocative insight into farmer decision making and the future of Iowa agriculture.

Feb 4, 2015

In this podcast, I chat with farmer Steve McGrew about using cover crops to help meet the goals in Iowa's Nutrient Reduction Strategy. McGrew gives thoughtful insight into farmer decision making in regards to conservation and crop production.

Feb 2, 2015

In this podcast, I chat with Secretary Northey about water quality in Iowa and Iowa's Nutrient Reduction Strategy.

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