Conservation planning webinar available Sept. 19

AMES ? Iowa Learning Farms will host a webinar that will highlight the benefits of Conservation Planning for farmers and landowners on Wednesday, Sept. 19 at 12 p.m.

Conservation Planning provides many benefits to the farmer operator, landowner and society through the identification of resource concerns and opportunities to implement practices like no-tillage, cover crops, waterways, saturated buffers, wildlife habitat and more. Kevin Kuhn, NRCS Resource Conservationist serving on the Ecological Services State Staff, has 30 years of experience working for NRCS assisting landowners with conservation on their farms. He will discuss how conservation planning optimizes the use of conservation practices, saves time and money, and improves water and soil quality.

?Conservation planning is about putting the right conservation system in place that meets the objectives of the landowner, the resource concerns of the specific tract of land, and minimizes off-site resource concerns,? said Kuhn. ?Conservation planning is time well spent.?

To watch, go to and click the link to join the webinar shortly before 12 p.m. on Sept. 19 to download the Zoom software and log in option. The webinar will be recorded and archived on the ILF website for watching at any time.