Agriculture and the Environment Conference March 8-9, 2005

Iowa agriculture is constantly changing and those changes impact Iowa's environment and water resources. The Agriculture and the Environment Conference, March 8-9, 2005, will focus on how agricultural land users can refine management strategies to decrease environmental risk and improve economic efficiency. This year's theme is "Challenges facing Iowa's water resources and supporting research."

The conference, featuring 30 workshops and 2 plenary sessions, is in the Scheman Building at the Iowa State Center in Ames. Registration opens at 8 a.m. and sessions run until 4:45 p.m. on March 8. Sessions continue on March 9 from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

The registration fee is $70 if received by March 1 and $85 thereafter. Registrations will be accepted at the door. The fee covers lunches, breaks, and a copy of the conference proceedings. See the Agribusiness Education Program website for additional information and registration materials. Online registration with a credit card is also available at this site.

Registrations may be faxed with a credit card (MasterCard or Visa only) to (515) 294-1311 or mailed along with a check or credit card information to: Iowa State University Agribusiness Education Program, 2104B Agronomy Hall, Ames, Iowa 50011-1010. For more information, call (515) 294-6429 or e-mail

This program is sponsored by the Iowa State University College of Agriculture, Iowa State University Extension, the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service, Iowa Department of Natural Resources, the Division of Soil Conservation-Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship, and the University of Iowa through the USDA Cooperative States Research, Education, and Extension Service Section 406 Water Quality Initiative.

This article originally appeared on page 14 of the IC-494 (2) -- February 21, 2005 issue.

Updated 02/20/2005 - 1:00pm