Latham, Boswell to attend Izaak Walton League farm bill forum Feb. 23

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Iowa’s own U.S. Representatives Tom Latham and Leonard Boswell will headline a daylong farm bill forum to be held Thursday at the Izaak Walton League of America’s Des Moines Chapter.  The Iowa Environmental Council’s own Susan Heathcote will moderate the afternoon panel discussion.  Here are additional details courtesy of the Izaak Walton League:

Everyone has a stake in the Farm Bill, and we want to hear from you. Join us on Thursday, February 23rd at the Izaak Walton League of America’s Des Moines chapter as we discuss conservation and sustainability priorities in the 2012 federal Farm Bill.

As part of our forum, we will have a panel discussion featuring producers, agriculture organizations, and conservation interests.

The agenda:

9:30   Welcome & Introductions
10:00 Congressional Addresses

  • Congressman Tom Latham
  • Congressman Leonard Boswell (invited)

11:00 Conservation in the 2012 Farm Bill

  • Brad Redlin, Izaak Walton League of America
  • Duane Sand, Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation

12:00 Lunch
1:00  Panel discussion

Confirmed panelists include Roger Wolf from the Iowa Soybean Association, Chris Petersen from Iowa Farmers Union, a farmer representatives of Practical Farmers of Iowa, and Brad Redlin from the Izaak Walton League of America.

2:30  Adjourn

This event is free and open to the public. Lunch will be provided free of charge; however, an RSVP is required at http://farmbill.eventbrite.com.

The Izaak Walton League of America’s Des Moines chapter is located at 4343 George Flagg Parkway in Des Moines, IA. If you have any questions regarding the event, please contact Gwen Steel at gsteel@iwla.org or (651) 649-1446.

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