Dr. Jacqueline Comito is our special guest for this edition of Clean Water Radio, focusing on the central role farmers play in cleaning up our state's waters. Jackie co-manages Iowa Learning Farms, an ISU Extension program which conducts farm days for farmers and on-farm research, and she directs Water Rocks!--an education program that brings music and children into the mix.
We talk to Tim Smith, a farmer who discovered that the runoff from his farm was not as nutrient-free as he would like.
Roger Wolf of the Iowa Soybean Association, who describes the organization's water monitoring program and expresses its evidence-based philosophy for Iowa's Nutrient Reduction System.
Online Information Sources:
- Water Rocks on Youtube
- "Restless Tillage Syndrome" by Water Rocks
- Iowa Learning Farms
- "The Iowa Nutrient Strategy: A Farmer's Perspective" (editorial by farmer Tim Smith)
- Iowa Soybean Association's Environmental Programs and Services
Originally broadcast 07/25/2014
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