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 49 Folge(n) erschienen.


CC 49: Ben and Andy Johnson: Saving Time with Conservation

Ben and Andy Johnson farm in northeast Iowa where conservation is at the heart of their production. While they appreciate the soil and water quality benefits of the different practices, the brothers say they do conservation because it saves them time.



CC 48: A Passion for Prairies: David Stein of Prairie Rivers of Iowa

As Prairie Rivers of Iowa’s Watershed Program Coordinator, David Stein’s job (and passion) is to help establish “corridors” of habitats throughout central Iowa with a goal of increasing pollinators, wildlife, improving water quality and soil...


 2019-10-31  30m

CC 47: ISU's Daniel Robison, Dean of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

Daniel Robison is Iowa State University’s new dean of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. Robison comes to ISU from West Virginia University and has degrees in forestry, silviculture and forest influences and forest entomology.


 2019-09-30  31m

CC 46: Soil Health, Listening and Legacy with Marty Adkins

Marty Adkins spent decades with the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service working to leave Iowa’s natural resources in better shape than when he started. He did this by listening and connecting with all the major conservation stakeholder...


 2019-08-22  34m

CC 45: Farmers, Faith and Climate Change with Matt Russell

Matt Russell is the Executive Director of Iowa Interfaith Power & Light and a fifth generation Iowa farmer.  Matt is traveling around Iowa having conversations with farmers about faith and climate change.


 2019-07-29  40m

CC 44: Iowa Environmental Council: Striving for Cleaner Water for All Iowans to Enjoy

Ingrid Gronstal Anderson is the new Water Program Director for the Iowa Environmental Council. Jennifer Terry is the Executive Director. Both Ingrid and Jenn are passionate about the state and dedicated to restoring Iowa’s waters so all can enjoy them.


 2019-06-28  32m

CC 43: Conservation and Climate Change with Pat Boddy

Pat Boddy is a Renaissance woman: an agricultural engineer, water resources expert, accomplished harpist and respected community leader. Pat is driven by a love of science and nature, particularly water and the impact of climate change on our world.


 2019-05-30  34m

CC 42: Identity, conservation and Hope for the Future with Ingrid Gronstal Anderson

Ingrid Gronstal Anderson, environmental lawyer and new Water Quality Program Director for the Iowa Environmental Council, chats with Jacqueline Comito about identity issues and hope for the future.


 2019-04-24  35m

CC 41: Increasing Iowa's Wildlife Habitat

Kelsey Fleming, Pheasants Forever's Senior Farm Bill Wildlife Biologist, and Brian Hickman, IDNR's Private Lands Coordinator for the Wildlife Bureau, chat about the opportunities and challenges as they work to increase wildlife habitat on private lands.


 2019-03-15  38m

CC 40: Improving Iowa's Water Quality

Matt Helmers, director of the Iowa Nutrient Research Center, and Jamie Benning, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Water Quality Program Manager, discuss the research, opportunities and challenges facing the state as they work to improve...


 2019-02-19  36m