Show up March 9th for the Leopold Center’s future!

Show up for the Leopold Center! The Leopold Center’s advisory board meeting is March 9th. This is a public meeting, with time for public comment. We need a big crowd there to show ISU leaders and state legislators that we are serious about public funding for public agricultural science in Iowa, and know that a… Read More

Tell Your State Legislator Why We Need the Leopold Center

Let your state legislator know why a fully-funded, fully-staffed Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture is important to you and important to Iowa’s future. We’ve posted some talking points below. You can find your state legislator here. Re-fund, re-build, and re-imagine the Leopold Center! The Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture was founded in 1987 through bipartisan… Read More

Make Iowa Great Again-Restore Leopold Center: Paul Johnson

The following op-ed originally appeared in the Des Moines Register on February 9th, 2018. Make Iowa great again — restore Leopold Center funding by Paul W. Johnson Aldo Leopold was born in Burlington, Ia., in 1887.  He died in 1948 while fighting a grass fire on his neighbor’s farm.  He and his wife, Estella, are… Read More

Opportunity to Rebuild Leopold: Ralph Rosenberg

The following op-ed originally appeared in the Storm Lake Times on Friday, February 9th, 2018 Opportunity to rebuild Leopold by Ralph Rosenberg On Tuesday, Feb. 6, a press event was held in the Wallace State Office building in Des Moines. Its purpose was to publicize an effort by Iowans to call for a new Leopold Center for… Read More

Imagine a Funded Leopold Center: David Osterberg

This blog was originally posted on the Iowa Policy Project’s blog on February 5, 2018 Imagine a funded Leopold Center Farmers, students and former students at Iowa State University, researchers and advocates for a sustainable agriculture in this state are gathering at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 6, in the Wallace Building auditorium northwest of the Iowa… Read More

ADVISORY: Tuesday, February 6th Press Event: Iowans Call for New Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture

ADVISORY: Tuesday, February 6th Press Event: Iowans Call for New Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture Farmers, students, and community advocates will gather February 6th at 10AM at the Wallace Auditorium for a press event and advocacy day in support of the Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture CONTACT: Debbie Bunka, dbunka@iowafarmersunion.org, (515) 451-8492 (Des Moines, IA) Supporters of the Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture are gathering at 10AM Tuesday, February… Read More

“The cheapest and best thing to do for water quality is to re-appropriate the $300,000 state appropriation to the Aldo Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture at Iowa State University.” Art Cullen

Iowan’s truth-teller, Art Cullen, said in a recent op-ed: “The cheapest and best thing to do for water quality is to re-appropriate the $300,000 state appropriation to the Aldo Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture at Iowa State University. It will leverage millions more in grants for research that will show us the right way forward.… Read More