Three former Iowa legislators involved in the passage of the landmark Iowa Groundwater Protection Act of 1987, which created the Leopold Center, will discuss their original vision for the center, its accomplishments and challenges, and the role it can play in Iowa agriculture in the 21st century. Participants include David Osterberg, Ralph Rosenberg, and Paul Johnson. Leopold Center Director Mark Rasmussen will moderate the panel.
The event will be held at the Richard and Joan Shark Lecture Hall, 1148 Gerdin Business Building, Iowa State University
Since 1969, the Shivvers Memorial Lecture Series has brought distinguished speakers to Iowa State University to speak about the ways agriculture can sustain rather than destroy natural resources, its responsibility to both the land and the farmer, and its interdependence in the web of life. The annual lecture series is sponsored by the Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture, the ISU Chapter of Gamma Sigma Delta Honorary Society for Agriculture, and the ISU Committee on Lectures (funded by Student Government).