The April 2019 forum speaker will be Omar de Kok-Mercado. Omar’s background and expertise is in soil microbiology and agronomy. He has previously worked for the NRCS and Forest Service and is now the Project Coordinator for the STRIPS (Science-Based Trials of Rowcrops Integrated with Prairie Strips) project at Iowa State University. He farms outside of Ames with his partner Meghan.
Omar will cover prairie strips (what they are and how they work) and provide a general overview of the progress of the STRIPS project: https://www.nrem.iastate.edu/research/STRIPS/
April 16 , 12pm at the Eastern Avenue Library, 6000 Eastern Ave, Davenport, IA 52807. RSVP Required for lunch! $5 Donation requested. An RSVP for the meeting is optional, but appreciated. RSVP to Cassie at firstname.lastname@example.org
April 16, 5:00pm at the First Presbyterian Church, 200 S 12th St. LeClaire, IA, 52753. Coffee and snacks will be provided. RSVP to Cassie at email@example.com.