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The Iowa Learning Farms’ monthly webinar will feature Andy Larson, Iowa State University (ISU) Extension and Outreach specialist in small farm sustainability. Larson’s presentation will explore grantsmanship with Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) organization. He will discuss strategies, hints and tips that will help in writing grant applications and attracting grant funding using lessons from SARE, a USDA-NIFA granting and outreach program.
Larson works in planning, growing, and marketing for alternative agriculture enterprises on both the commercial and lifestyle scale with ISU Extension and Outreach. He also works jointly with ISU’s Beginning Farmer Center and coordinates the Iowa SARE Professional Development Program. Larson earned an MBA with a minor in sustainable agriculture from Iowa State University. He grew up on a family dairy and grain farm in northwestern Illinois.
The webinar is part of a series, hosted by ILF, held on the third Wednesday of each month. The webinars are held over the noon hour through Adobe Connect. All that is needed to participate is a computer with Internet access. The topics discussed will be beneficial for technical service providers, watershed project coordinators, Extension specialists and anyone else interested in the topic of the month.
Listen to the archived presentation [Adobe Connect archive site]
View other ILF webinars: http://www.extension.iastate.edu/ilf/Webinars/
News release about this webinar [ILF website]
About Iowa Learning Farms: ILF is a partnership between the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture, Iowa Natural Resources Conservation Service and Iowa Department of Natural Resources (USEPA section 319); in cooperation with Conservation Districts of Iowa, the Iowa Farm Bureau and the Iowa Water Center.