Plan to attend the 2000 Water Quality Conference "Agriculture and the Environment: A Wake-Up Call for Iowans" on March 7-8. It will address federal and state nonpoint source pollution policies that could potentially impact land management in agricultural watersheds. Specific topics will focus on total maximum daily loads, nutrient criteria, animal feeding operations, and source water protection.
The conference will be held at the Scheman Building, Iowa State University, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on March 7 and from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on March 8. Poster displays are welcome.
The Web site at extension.agron.iastate.edu/aged/water_quality/wqconf.html has information on last year's conference and information on this year's conference will be added as it becomes available.
The conference is sponsored by the College of Agriculture and Iowa State University Extension. Cosponsors include the Iowa Department of Natural Resources and The Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture.
This article originally appeared on page 10 of the IC-484 (1) -- January 31, 2000 issue.