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07.14.20 - LENEXA, Kansas – Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the 2020 notice of funding availability under its Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) program, including funding for the new State infrastructure financing authority WIFIA (SWIFIA) program.

07.14.20 - AMES, Iowa – Iowa Learning Farms (ILF) has announced the winners of its inaugural Beauty of Conservation Photo Contest. A panel of judges selected the top four prizewinning images in adult and youth categories, and a People’s Choice winner was selected through online social media voting in each category.

07.01.20 - The 55th Annual GSA North-Central Section Meeting and the 55th Annual South-Central Section Meeting will be hosted as a joint meeting on 18–20 April 2021. The Organizing Committee is still accepting proposals from all areas until July 10, 2020 for Theme Sessions, Field Trips, and Short Courses.

06.24.20 - With the uncertainty of the past several months, we understand that some prospective presenters were not able to submit an abstract for the 2020 conference but may now be interested in participating in a virtual meeting presentation format. We are reopening abstract and special session submissions until July 31.

06.24.20 -  ANKENY, Iowa – The Soil and Water Conservation Society (SWCS) would like to congratulate the winners of the 2020 SWCS awards. Awards are presented annually to individuals and organizations who have made outstanding contributions in advocating and advancing the conservation of soil, water, and related natural resources.

06.23.20 - The Iowa DNR will officially designate the South Skunk River in Story County as a State Water Trail on Wednesday, June 24. The Story County Conservation will broadcast the event on Facebook Live beginning at 6:00 p.m. 

06.22.20 - LENEXA, Kansas – Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that it is providing an additional $840,000 to the 12 state members of the Hypoxia Task Force (HTF), including Iowa and Missouri. This is in addition to the $1.2 million that the Agency already announced in August 2019.

06.19.20 - AMES, Iowa – Iowa Learning Farms (ILF), a conservation-focused education and outreach program for Iowa farmers and landowners based at Iowa State University (ISU) Extension and Outreach, is collaborating with Practical Farmers of Iowa (PFI) to provide an online Cover Crop Boot Camp in July. Billed as an event where ag retailers can learn to build a business case for cover crops, the program consists of three online sessions taking place July 8, 15, and 22, all at noon CDT.

06.12.20 - AMES, Iowa – The Soil Health Institute (SHI) is accepting submissions for a virtual Video Poster Session during our 5th Annual Meeting, July 30-31, 2020. Video poster submissions must be no longer than three minutes, self-contained, self-explanatory, and relevant to soil health. The submission period will remain open through 5:30 p.m. Pacific Time, Tuesday, June 23, 2020.

06.04.20  DES MOINES, Iowa— While rainfall was about normal in May for the state, on average, a wide band across the central part of the state was drier than normal, while the north, south, and eastern edges were wetter, according to the latest Water Summary Update.

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