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2023 Winter Seminar

2023 IPN Winter Seminar

Prairies in a Changing Landscape

February 18th, 2023
Drake University, Des Moines, IA
Recording of this event is at the bottom of this page.

The 2023 Iowa Prairie Network Winter Seminar will be held at Drake University's Olmsted Center in Des Moines on Saturday, February 18, 2023. The meeting is open to the public with a suggested free will donation of $10. Donations will be accepted at the door, but can also be given ahead of time using the button below. Registration for in person registration will remain open until February 10, 2023. Registration for virtual attendance will remain open until 5:00pm on February 17, 2023. Your support is greatly appreciated!

See the updated agenda here.

Tentative schedule: 

8am Vendor check in and set up

9am Doors open

10am - 11:30am  Morning session, 3 Concurrent Morning Workshops

           Prairie Seedling ID

           Prairie Strips and Other Practices for Landowners

           Tackling Plant Blindness in Young Minds

11:30 - 12:15 Lunch

    Simple catered box lunch provided by IPN. We request no outside food be brought in to align with Drake

    University's catering policy.

12:15 - 5pm  Afternoon sessions

    4 full group plenary talks on topics related to fire, grazing, climate change. 

    Breaks built in to bid on silent auction and visit vendor booths.

If you are interested in having an exhibitor/vendor booth at this event, please contact Marlene Ehresman at for more information.

Silent auction proceeds will support student scholarships to attend the upcoming North American Prairie Conference.  To help make this fundraiser a success, please consider donating an item to contribute! If you would like to donate an item for the silent auction please contact Carman Rosburg at or 515-290-7384. Items for the auction may be brought to the seminar site starting at 8:00am on the 18th. 

This event is wheelchair accessible with handicap parking and elevator access. 

We want to make this event as inclusive and accessible as possible. If you have any questions or accommodation requests, please email us at

A recording of the zoom presentation will be edited and shared on Youtube following the event.

To protect yourself and those around you, masks are encouraged but not required. Masks and hand sanitizer will be on hand and available on site.

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