On Monday, October 7, LWV UMRR's peripatetic Board will meet at the Ames Public Library, 515 Douglas Avenue, Ames, IA 50010. The meeting will start at 10 - the agenda will be posted on our "Upcoming Events" page soon. When the meeting ends at noon, Board members will have a short lunch break and then reassemble for the afternoon educational program.
Our afternoon session will focus on soil health and the opportunities that exist for agriculture to help reverse the course of climate change. The afternoon program on water quality issues will be open to all LWV Iowa members who wish to attend. Jean Eells will talk beginning at 1:00 pm followed by Erv Klaas at 2:00 pm. The program is free and guests are most welcome.
Jean Eells will address soil health issues related to erosion and pollutant runoff. Eells is an advocate for advancing conservation practices and improving natural resources management by women land owners. She has a Ph.D. in agricultural education from Iowa State University and operates E Resources Group LLC.
Erv Klaas will present an update on climate and soil health and nutrition. He is especially interested in the role of agriculture in the climate crisis and will focus on “Environmental Justice, Agriculture, and the Climate Crisis.” Klaas is professor emeritus of animal ecology at Iowa State University. He serves as an Assistant Soil and Water District Commissioner and is a member of the League of Women Voters in Ames, IA. He is a founding member of Prairie Rivers of Iowa.
The event will be live streamed on LWV UMRR's Facebook page.