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For Immediate Release
Thursday, January 17, 2013

Dustin Vande Hoef
515/281-3375 or 515/326-1616 (cell)
or Dustin.VandeHoef@IowaAgriculture.gov

 
 

 

“CONSERVATION PARTNERSHIPS: READY FOR THE FUTURE” IS THE FOCUS FOR IOWA CONSERVATION PARTNERSHIP DAY

DES MOINES – Iowa’s Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) Commissioners along with conservation partner agencies will meet for the annual Conservation Partnership Day held at the Capitol in Des Moines on Tuesday, January 22nd. 

The theme of this year’s event is “Conservation Partnerships: Ready for the future,” and will include displays highlighting conservation efforts in each of the nine Conservation Districts of Iowa (CDI) regions across the state.

As a result of high quality soil, adequate water resources and highly-skilled farmers, Iowa continues to lead the nation in the production of corn, soybeans, hogs, and eggs.  It is vitally important that we continue to protect our soil and water to ensure the productivity of our land.  Iowa must make it a priority to support conservation programs and staff to get practices on the land in order to maintain our quality of life and ensure our soils remain productive and healthy into the future.

The details of the event follow here:

Who:  Iowa’s Soil and Water Conservation District Commissioners

Where:  Iowa State Capitol, 1st Floor Rotunda

When:  Tuesday, January 22nd, 2012; 10:30am – 2:00pm

What:  An event to champion soil and water conservation in Iowa

How:  For more information, please contact Dustin Vande Hoef with the Iowa Department of Agriculture at 515-281-3375

The annual event is coordinated through partnership of the Conservation Districts of Iowa and the State Soil Conservation Committee.

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