Conservation Chat

Conservation Chat, hosted by anthropologist Jacqueline Comito, is a podcast series that explores the relationship between conservation, soil, water, agriculture, and the people of Iowa. This is accomplished through thoughtful interviews with farmers and rural and urban residents about conservation and water quality in the state. Comito is the Director of Iowa Learning Farms, an Iowa State University Extension and Outreach program that has been building a culture of conservation statewide for over ten years.

Eine durchschnittliche Folge dieses Podcasts dauert 36m. Bisher sind 48 Folge(n) erschienen.


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CC28: Nathan Anderson: Taking the Whole Farm Conservation Approach

This episode features a chat with Nathan Anderson, a young Iowa farmer who is passionate about minimizing the off-farm ecological impact of his farming practices so that future generations of his family can continue to farm.


 24 February 2017  36m

CC 27: Dr. Amy Kaleita: A Dreamer of Fields

This episode features a chat with Dr. Amy Kaleita of Iowa State University about the relationship between big data, precision technology, soil, water quality and conservation in Iowa.


 26 January 2017  49m

CC 26: Dr. Lisa Schulte Moore: An "All of the Above" Approach to Conservation

This episode features a chat with Dr. Lisa Schulte Moore of Iowa State University about the relationship between birds, prairies, trees, fire, water quality and conservation in Iowa.


 22 November 2016  46m

CC 25: Iowa’s 2016 Conservation Woman of the Year: Sue Kuennen Massman

Enjoy a chat with Iowa's 2016 Conservation Woman of the Year, farmer Sue Kuennen Massman, on her 160 acre farm in NE Iowa. Passionate about conservation, Sue lends her voice and experience to other women landowners.


 27 October 2016  40m

CC 24: University of Iowa’s Biomass Fuel Project

Dr. Emily Heaton of Iowa State University and Ingrid Gronstal Anderson of the University of Iowa discuss the U of I's goal of using giant miscanthus as a bioenergy crop.


 30 September 2016  43m

CC 23: Iowa Rivers Revival with Molly Hanson

Molly Hanson is the new Executive Director for the non-profit river advocacy group, Iowa Rivers Revival. A native Iowan, Molly is passionate about conservation and clean, free-flowing rivers.  


 30 August 2016  39m

CC22: Water Ecology with ISU's Dr. Tom Isenhart

Dr. Tom Isenhart, Iowa State University professor, chats water ecology and practices that can be implemented to improve stream health and water quality.


 28 July 2016  38m

CC 21: Conservation Pays: Farmer Rick Juchems with his daughter Liz

A conservation advocate, Rick Juchems farms in northeast Iowa and has implemented numerous conservation practices including cover crops. His daughter Liz is following in his footsteps -- not in farming, but in conservation education and outreach.


 29 June 2016  45m

CC 20: Farmer Seth Watkins: Curiosity, Creativity and Happy Cows

Seth Watkins farms his family heritage farm in southwest Iowa. He has a 600-head cow-calf enterprise and a whole farm approach to conservation: rotational grazing, wetlands, late season calving, and row crops integrated with prairie strips and cover...


 26 May 2016  38m

CC 19: Matt Helmers: Implementing Iowa's Nutrient Reduction Strategy

Dr. Matt Helmers is a professor in the Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering Department at Iowa State University. As one of the writers of Iowa's Nutrient Reduction Strategy, Helmers discusses what it will take to implement this strategy in the state.


 27 April 2016  42m