Conserving the Land, Water, People and Communities: The 2012 Farm Bill Forum
Every five years, a massive piece of legislation called the Farm Bill determines how tens of billions of dollars will be spent to shape American agriculture and rural communities. Join us on June 22nd at the Des Moines Chapter of the Izaak Walton League to learn how the Farm Bill impacts our food, soil, air, water and budgets, and how you can shape sustainable food and farm priorities. Additionally, we look forward to hearing your thoughts on Iowa's Farm Bill conservation priorities.
Areas of discussion will include
easements, working lands, Conservation
Compliance, and the Mississippi River Basin
|9:45||Overview of Farm Bill programs in
John Whitaker, Director - Iowa FSA
Richard Sims, State Conservationist - Iowa NRCS
|10:30||Farm Bill Conservation: Delivery, Results, Needs|
Conservation Easements & Reserves (Duane
Sands, Iowa Natural Heritage; Duane Hovorka,
Nebraska Wildlife Federation
Director of Issues Management and Policy
Implementation - Iowa
Jim Gillespie, Field Services Bureau Chief - Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship
|2:00||Discussion: Iowa's Farm Bill
|3:00||Next steps; Adjourn|
This event is free, open to the public, and lunch will be provided. However, an RSVP is required by June 15. Please contact Gwen Steel at (651) 649-1446 or firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your spot, or if you have any questions.
The Des Moines Chapter of the Izaak Walton League is located at 4343 George Flagg Parkway in Des Moines, Iowa.
Sponsored by the Izaak Walton
League of America, Iowa Environmental
Nebraska Wildlife Federation, and the Center for Rural Affairs.