~by Jacqueline Comito, Carol Brown, ISU Extension & Outreach
AMES — Iowa Learning Farms begins its fifth year of monthly webinars with Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey. The webinar will be live on a special date and time: Tuesday, Jan. 27 at 4 pm.
ILF program manager Jacqueline Comito and Northey will discuss agriculture in Iowa and what its future may hold. As Northey begins his third term in this position and is a farmer himself, he knows the farmers of Iowa and the ag industry inherently. Webinar participants will be able to converse with Northey during the webinar, by typing their questions through the chat function of the Adobe Connect software.
ILF webinars are live broadcasts held on the third Wednesday of each month at 1 p.m. The webinars are free and all that is needed to participate is a computer with Internet access. To connect to the webinar, go to: https://connect.extension.iastate.edu/ilf/ at the start of the webinar and log in through the “guest” option.
ILF has hosted a monthly webinar since January 2011. All the past webinars are archived and can be watched anytime at http://www.extension.iastate.edu/ilf/Webinars/. There are more than 45 webinars to view on a wide range of topics including soil erosion, cover crops, buffers, bioreactors and farmer perspectives. The webinar archives are also available in podcast through iTunes.