August 2022 Forum

Agricultural Best Management Practices for Improving Soil Health and Water Quality

We’re back in person! Join us on Tuesday, August 16th from 12-1pm at the Eastern Avenue Library (or via Zoom) for a presentation focusing on the Iowa Nutrient Reduction Strategy and Best Management Practices that farmers can implement to reduce nutrient losses from agricultural land and improve water quality while increasing the health and resilience of Iowa’s soils.

A light lunch will be offered with a suggested $5 donation. Registration for this free forum is required; sign up at

About the Speaker: Brian Dougherty

Brian works as a field agricultural engineer for Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. Prior to obtaining a master’s degree in agricultural engineering he was the co-owner/operator of a dairy farm near Waukon, Iowa. His current research and extension efforts focus on cover crops, manure management, and the effects of cropping systems on soil health and water quality. Brian received a Nuffield International Farming Scholarship in 2018 and studied the intersection of soil health, water quality, and nutrient management, with a focus on regenerative agriculture and related global efforts to remediate agricultural soils.

Speaker Contact Information:

Brian Dougherty
Field Ag Engineer
14858 West Ridge Lane, Suite 2
Dubuque, IA 52003

Office: 563-583-6496 ext. 125
Cell: 563-239-7070


Twitter: @NEIowaAgEng