Visitor friendly weather helped draw a crowd to the Iowa Corn panel discussion on conservation at the 2016 Farm Progress Show in rural Boone. Iowa Corn held a three day water quality panel on August 30 - September 1. Environmental Technology Director Shawn Richmond represented the Iowa Nutrient Research and Education Council (INREC) during the discussion on Wednesday. Richmond discussed topics that related to soil and water conservation, including the importance of on-farm conservation adoption and water quality education.
Wednesday's panel moderator was Ben Nuelle from Iowa Agribusiness Radio Network Farm Broadcaster. Other panelists included Iowa Corn Growers Association Chairman Bob Hemesath, a farmer from Decorah and Iowa Corn Promotion Board Director Roger Zylstra, a farmer from Lynnville.