Conservation on Tap in Charles City

Thursday, November 30, 2023 - 6:00pm

An upcoming “Conservation on Tap,” Thursday, November 30 from 6-7 p.m. at Tellurian Brewing in Charles City will provide local farmers, landowners and urban residents with a chance to discuss and ask questions about conservation practices aimed to improve water quality and soil health, as well as managing risk from weather variability and climate change.

Cort Sanvig, owner and brewer at Tellurian Brewing, will join in the conversation, along with Mark Licht, associate professor and extension cropping systems specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, and Matt Helmers, director of the Iowa Nutrient Research Center, and Liz Ripley, Iowa Learning Farms conservation and cover crop outreach specialist.

The event will be hosted by Iowa Learning Farms, in partnership with the Floyd County Soil and Water Conservation District, the Conservation Learning Group at Iowa State University and Tellurian Brewing To ensure adequate space and food, RSVPs are requested, by calling 515-294-5429 or emailing

“Our intent with this event is to help build community through encouraging farmers, landowners, and urban residents to talk about topics important within the community, what keeps them up at night, what challenges they see with conservation practices, and what they want to learn more about,” said Ripley. “There will be no formal presentations or agenda, just a chance to talk, ask questions, listen and learn while enjoying a beverage and provided food. We are looking forward to learning alongside everyone else who attends.”