2023 Roadside Conference

Speakers take part in a panel discussion at the 2023 Roadside Conference.

The 2023 Iowa Roadside Conference was held October 4-6 at the Hilton Garden Inn, Cedar Falls. 

Conference Agenda


What’s a Weed Anyway? Communicating Conservation Amid Varied Values and Perspectives

Adam Janke and Bob Hartzler, Iowa State University

Soil First – The Long Road to Rebuilding Our Lost Ecosystems

Bob Wubben, Blooming Prairie Nursery

Living Roadway Trust Fund Updates

Tara Van Waus, Iowa Department of Transportation

Will Prairie Plug My Tile? That and Other Practical Questions about Prairie on Farms

Andy Olson, Tallgrass Prairie Center, University of Northern Iowa

Lessons from Prairie Restoration Experiments: Effects of Cover Cropping, Seed Additions, Mowing, Herbicide, and Other Management Strategies to Increase Plant Species Diversity

Andrew D. Kaul, University of Minnesota

Open Burning Rules and Regulations

David Knoll, Iowa Department of Natural Resources