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Conservation in Action Tour
August 21, 2019 @ 8:00 am - August 22, 2019 @ 5:00 pm CDT
The tour includes farm visits, a tour of a cutting-edge ag retail operation, a close-up look at the Iowa Land Improvement Contractors Association (LICA) demonstration farm, and talks by leading policy makers, researchers, conservation agriculture specialists and ag retailers from the state and national levels.
Other highlights include:
- An address by Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig at the tour’s opening social at the World Food Prize Hall of Laureates;
- Talks by Katie Flahive of US EPA and Kurt Simon, state conservationist for Iowa with USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service;
- An opportunity to drive a state-of-the-art sprayer training simulator;
- A demonstration of New Leader’s cutting-edge fertilizer spreading technology;
- Dinner at the beautiful Jester Park Lodge;
- and more.