Winter Workshop 2024

Climate Smart Agriculture: Rethinking Iowa’s Land, Water, and Food Production

Saturday, February 3, 2024

8:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.

Tama Hall, Hawkeye Community College, Waterloo, Iowa

Registration is now closed!

WW24Our 2024 Winter Workshop promises to be an exciting and enriching experience, in which we bridge the gap between food production and conservation through education. Each year, we bring together like-minded individuals who share a common goal: to nurture a culture of conservation and environmental stewardship within our communities. We want people like you to join us. This event will provide a fantastic opportunity to collaborate, exchange ideas, and develop innovative strategies to inspire and educate others about the importance of safeguarding our precious natural resources.

Download the ‘Schedule at a glance’ or the ‘Detailed Schedule’ (both are a Google Doc).

Online map of the Hawkeye Community College Campus.

Download a PDF of the Hawkeye Community College Campus!

**The ICEC Annual Membership Meeting will also be held on February 3, 2024 at 8:30 a.m.

Thanks to Hawkeye Community College for their assistance with Winter Workshop.


RidgewayFeatured Speaker Shaffer Ridgeway

Shaffer Ridgeway – He is a District Conservationist with the Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS) in Black Hawk County working with farmers to improve their farming operations and the environment by conserving soil and improving water quality. He and his wife are also entrepreneurs, operating Southern Goods and Grazin’ Cattle, producing fresh fruits,  vegetables, and meat for local markets.


Registration has closed

  • ICEC Member $50
    • ICEC Member, starting 1/27/24 $60
  • Nonmember $60
    • Nonmember, starting 1/27/24 $70
  • Student $25
    • Student, starting 1/27/24 $35
  • Current AmeriCorps Members $25
    • Current AmeriCorps Members $35


  • $10 late registration fee charged after January 26, 2024.
  • All cancellations received between January 19-26, 2024, subject to a 25% cancellation fee.
  • All cancellations received January 26, 2024 or later, subject to a 50% cancellation fee.

Questions about registration and payment can be directed to


Recertification Credit

One License Renewal recertification credit is available to teachers who attend and complete additional work after the workshop. Reach out to with questions. Register through your AEALearning Account for credit. Course link.