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Water Quality Forum Set for Aug. 15 in Des Moines

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DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A forum focusing on how farming can affect water quality is planned for Aug. 15 in Des Moines hosted by the Iowa Food Systems Council.

The council is a nonprofit organization created to encourage a food system that builds a healthier economy, environment, and people.

Presenters include Roger Wolf, director of environmental programs for the Iowa Soybean Association; Mike McCurnin, director of water production at Des Moines Water Works and Rick Kruse, Iowa State University agronomy professor.

Attendees will learn the impact Iowa’s farming and food systems have on Iowa’s water quality, discuss ideas for reducing water pollution and discuss policy strategies to help improve water quality.

The event, from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., is set for the Franklin Avenue Library.