The Association for Integrated Roadside Management in Iowa (A.F.I.R.M. Iowa) supports the integrated approach to roadside vegetation management by:
a) Promoting integrated roadside vegetation management for all Iowa roadsides.
b) Collecting and disseminating information about best roadside management practices.
c) Cooperating with organizations interested in integrated roadside vegetation management.
AFIRM also promotes the professional development of roadside vegetation management personnel. Every winter, the association has a winter meeting in Ames in which topics of interest to roadside vegetation managers are addressed. In 2020, the meeting will be held March 11th from 9am to 2pm at the Gateway Conference Center in Ames. The meeting agenda can be found here. Please email Iowa Roadside Management Coordinator Kristine Nemec at firstname.lastname@example.org or call her at 319-273-2813 to RSVP for the winter AFIRM meeting, by February 19, 2020. There is no fee for the meeting and lunch is provided.
A separate meeting, the Invasive Species Conference, will be held immediately after the winter meeting from March 11th-March 13th at the Gateway Conference Center. It is hosted by the Iowa Weed Commissioners' Association. Click here to learn more about the agenda and registration for the Invasive Species Conference.