Environment

Local Highlights

February 7, 2017

Cover Crop photoA Cover Crop Workshop will be held at the Central City American Legion in Central City on Thursday, February 23, 2017.

February 2, 2017

Morel mushroom pictureAnyone interested in being certified to sell morel mushrooms legally within the state of Iowa can attend the Morel Mushroom Identification Workshop.

February 2, 2017

master gardener logo pictureThe 2017 Winter Webinar series for Master Gardeners will look at ways to measure volunteer efforts, how to utilize small garden spaces, learn about food safety in the garden and more.

January 10, 2017

Cow-calf producers wanting to learn more about improving returns from their enterprise and gain information about feeding, including grazing harvest residue, cover crops and alternative feeds are invited to attend a series of workshops.


Statewide Resources

  • Publications and resources covering fish farming to pond management.

  • Establishing watershed groups in impaired sub-watersheds throughout Iowa implemented through partnerships of farmers, extension specialists, Iowa State University Extension and agencies at the state and local level.

  • Educating people about Iowa's wildlife resources so that Iowans can make informed decisions that impact wildlife and their habitats.

  • Providing Iowans with an independent, authoritative voice on water resource issues affecting Iowa.

  • A management approach for environmental enhancement of intensively modified agricultural landscapes.

  • Tree identification, care and maintenance, and timber management resources.

  • Iowa Learning Farms is building a Culture of Conservation, calling attention to the importance of improved water and soil quality through conservation farming practices.

  • Research-based information and current Extension and Research projects on tillage and cropping systems, soil carbon sequestration, residue management, and cover crops.

  • Developing new ways to farm profitably while conserving natural resources.

  • Information on Pesticide Applicator Training, Integrated Pest Management, and related environmental programs.

  • Comprehensive information on manure management, research and application for Iowa.

  • Providing extension services on topics such as water quality and pollution control, hydrology and drainage, and remote sensing and modeling.

  • The Iowa Soil and Land Use site provides data related to the agricultural and non-agricultural uses of Iowa land to help you determine the right use for your soil.

  • Find resources on soil nutrients, nutrient management, soil sampling and testing, interpretations and recommendations.

  • Specialists have compiled a list of resources to help you prepare for and recover from natural disasters. Remember to take care of yourself and your family first; then deal with the things lost to the disaster.

Agriculture and Natural Resources has many resources to help Iowans. Get a list of them all here.

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