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Iowa Ag Water Alliance Earth Day Media Availability

April 18, 2018


 The Iowa Agriculture Water Alliance (IAWA) and its founding organizations, including Iowa Corn, Iowa Soybean Association, and the Iowa Pork Producers Association, as well as its Advisory and Business Council members, want to offer you the tools and resources you need to cover Earth Day on Sunday, April 22.

IAWA brings together unique public and private sector skills and perspectives in working to accelerate Iowa’s water quality efforts. IAWA works with farmers and convenes its many partners in driving adoption of conservation practices and other innovations.

Below you will find a list of IAWA media spokespeople available to do interviewing prior to, during and following Earth Day this Sunday.

  • IAWA Executive Director Sean McMahon. Sean can talk about five things you need to know about improving Iowa’s water quality including

    • The collaborative, watershed-based approach being implemented in targeted areas across the state

    • The new IAWA Iowa Watershed Awards recognizing watershed coordinators who provide partnership-based management and technical assistance in a watershed.

    • IAWA work to spur farmer-to-farmer learning to increase the pace and scale of conservation efforts

    • How addressing water quality provides opportunities to create economic and job growth

    • An update on the many public-private partnerships happening across the state.

  • Iowa Corn Promotion Board Vice President Wayne Humphreys, Columbus Junction. Click here to learn more about Wayne and his conservation practices.

  • Iowa Soybean Association farmer-leader & American Soybean Association Director Wayne Fredericks, a farmer from Osage. Click here to read more about Wayne and his conservation practices.

In addition, IAWA is sharing numerous photos and videos from its partners leading up to #2018EarthDay on Facebook, and Twitter. Contact us to schedule an interview and make sure to follow us on social media.

Contact: Zita Quade, 515-334-1080, zquade@iowaagwaterallaince.com

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