Agriculture and Natural Resources Events

08/30/2015- Warren County Farm Tour 2015
Life on the farm is fascinating...Take the Warren County Farm Tour to enjoy the bounty of nature and the hospitality of 9 niche farms as well as the Annett Nature Center and the Fairview Community Church craft show! Each farm showcases their won unique style, products and produce. It's a leisurely stroll (car ride) to any or all of

08/31/2015- Waukon Farmers Market

08/31/2015- Fruit TreeKeeper Training
Registration is now open for a two-part series of Fruit TreeKeepers classes at 6 p.m. Mondays, August 24 and 31. The hands-on classes will be held at Dubuque Arboretum, 3800 Arboretum Dr. in Dubuque. Through the program, Fruit TreeKeepers will become tree ambassadors who actively participate in fruit and nut tree plantings in their neighborhood

09/01/2015- Commercial Manure Applicators Recertification
Commercial Manure Applicators Training begins at 8:15 for registration. Video starts at 8:30 am. If unable to attend the monthly FREE training, please contact the office to set up a date for training. There is a $10.00 charge per individual for times other than the first Tuesday of the month.

09/01/2015- Commercial/Confinement Site Manure Applicator DVD Reshow
Reshow program for commercial manure applicators needing to recertify and those wanting to certify for the first time. The workshop will provide the required three hours of annual training and will cover applicator rules, manure application rates, road and bridge weight restrictions and driver’s licensing issues. All currently certified commercia

09/01/2015- Mahaska County Master Gardener Office Hours
An opportunity for clients to make horticulture inquires to trained Iowa State University Extension Master Gardeners. Master Gardeners will provide unbiased research based information. There is no fee for this service.

09/01/2015- Managing Your Unseen Employee: The Ventilation System
Speakers include Mark Storlie, ISUEO Swine Specialist and Jay Harmon, ISUEO Livestock Housing Specialist. Space is limited to first 26 people.

09/01/2015- Confinement Site Manure Applicators Recertification
Confinement Site Manure Applicators Training begins at 12:45 for registration. Video starts at 1:00 p.m. If unable to attend the monthly FREE training, please contact the office to set up a date for training. There is a $10.00 charge per individual for times other than the first Tuesday of the month.

09/01/2015- Common Swine Industry Audit Workshop
A workshop designed to help pork producers be in compliance with the Common Swine Industry Audit (CSIA). Producers will work on developing standard operating procedures, needed documentation, and records required by CSIA.

09/01/2015- Master Conservationist