Adding up Iowa's conservation and water quality protection progress | The Spokesman Speaks Podcast, Episode 47

Iowa's 2020 Conservation Farmer of the Year, Mark Jackson
Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig and 2020 Conservation Farmer of the Year Mark Jackson (pictured above) are featured in this episode of The Spokesman Speaks podcast.


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Welcome to Episode 47 of The Spokesman Speaks podcast. This is part one of a two-part series on water quality and conservation. In this episode, Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig quantifies the growing number of practices Iowa's farmers are using to protect soil and water quality. And Mark Jackson (a Mahaska County Farm Bureau member who was recently named Iowa's 2020 Conservation Farmer of the Year) shares his advice for farmers who are looking to scale up their conservation efforts.

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Since 1934, The Iowa Farm Bureau Spokesman has been Iowa’s leading agriculture news source, and today it is the largest circulation ag newspaper in Iowa. While the Spokesman newspaper is available exclusively to Iowa Farm Bureau members, The Spokesman Speaks podcast is available publicly, reaching farmers on-the-go with stories that matter to them. You can  find episodes of the podcast here or subscribe and listen in your favorite podcast app, such as Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Spotify, iHeartRadio, Stitcher, TuneInRadio, or

We release new podcast episodes every other Monday. Episode 48 will be released on August 10, 2020.

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