Environment

Local Highlights

March 13, 2015

ISU Extension logo picHelp us celebrate Extension & Outreach Week at our Open House on Tuesday, March 24, 2015 from 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm at the Benton County Extension Office in Vinton.

March 3, 2015

Summer Science Discovery Camp logoApplications available for Summer Discovery Program Coordinator and Summer Discovery Program Intern in Benton County.

February 11, 2015

Iowa State Fair checkoffKnown as Iowa's great celebration and a treasured tradition for Iowans both young and old, truly "Nothing Compares" to the Iowa State Fair.  This year, all it takes is one little checkmark on your state tax form to help the Fair continue to preserve the allure of the historic Fairgrounds.

February 9, 2015

Master Gardener LogoThe Benton County Master Gardeners 2015 Extravaganza will be held on April 18, 2015 at the Vinton Skate & Activity Center in Vinton.


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 to many resources to help Iowans. Get a list of them all here.

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