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2021 SOIL Conference

Update: This event has been postponed to Nov. 17

SOIL 2021 brings together farmers, landowners, conservationists, local officials and others interested in the future of Iowa’s land and water for a full day of presentations and conversations. The key theme of the day is Our Soils: Our Future. Many speakers will focus on the unique role soil conservation, soil health and water management play in creating productive farms.

Iowa’s soil and water conservation districts have played a historic role and several speakers will discuss how the districts can be re-energized to address current challenges. There is growing recognition of the impact climate change has on agriculture and several speakers will discuss how farmers can help lead the efforts to address climate issues. Speakers will also discuss the potential role of legal tools such as conservation easements, to promote conservation on working lands. The final panel will examine new opportunities and challenges for farmers, landowners and conservationists.

If you are interested in learning more about what is happening with Iowa’s land, water, and soils then attending SOIL 2021 should be in your plans. Registration is $75 per person or $100 for couples; $50 for soil and water conservation district commissioners and staff.


SOIL 2021 is organized and hosted by the Drake University Agricultural Law Center, with financial support from the Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation, the Dr. Richard Deming Foundation: Cultivating Compassion, the Conservation Districts of Iowa, and Iowa Interfaith Power and Light; with support from the Dallas County Soil and Water Conservation District, the North Raccoon Watershed Association, and the Panora Conservation Chapter of the Izaak Walton League of America.


Wednesday, November 17, 2021

8:00am - 4:30pm

Olmsted Center, Drake University
2875 University Ave.
Des Moines, IA 50311