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LCSA Task Force Nominations Accepted Leopold Center Visioning Task Force Nominations are now being accepted for service on the Leopold Center Visioning Task Force (self-nominations welcome). The Task Force will seek public input and help shape the future of the Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture. Contact Director Mark Rasmussen with nomination information.     Read More

Paul Johnson: Undo ‘horrible mistake’

This op-ed originally appeared in the Des Moines Register on May 5, 2017. Leopold Center co-founder to Branstad: Undo ‘horrible mistake’ Iowa is about agriculture. There is no place on Earth that does it better than Iowa. And there is no person associated with agriculture more revered than Iowa native Norman Borlaug. He is considered… Read More

“A bad session for farmers overall” Iowa Farmers Union Lehman on cuts to Leopold Center and others

We hope all will read this article appearing in Iowa Farmer Today. Here are our thoughts on it… We found Iowa Farm Bureau president Craig Hill’s comments interesting: “In a word, disappointment,” says Iowa Farm Bureau President Craig Hill when describing his response to the session. Remember, the 1987 Groundwater Protection Act was bipartisan legislation… Read More

Held: The Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture Faces a Shut-Down

The following article appeared originally in Civil Eats on May 5, 2017. The Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture Faces a Shut-Down The national leader in sustainable agriculture research has worked to revitalize Iowa’s farm economy for 30 years. Now, its future is in the crosshairs. By Lisa Held  |  Agroecology, Food Policy, Good Food Vanguard… Read More

Action Alert! Send Comments to Gov. Branstad

Iowa State University’s Alliance for Iowa State issued this action alert on Monday, April 24th. We encourage you to share it far and wide! Even if you’ve already called and already written the Governor, do it again. We will not forget that he has the power to veto the Leopold Center cuts no matter how… Read More

Governor, Veto the Leopold Center Cuts!

We need you to CONTINUE to contact Governor Branstad’s office and remind him why it is important he veto the cuts to the Leopold Center. Let’s get those phones ringing off the hook Monday morning! Letting the bill sit on his desk is not going to make us forget how important this Center is to… Read More