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Local Highlights

July 17, 2014

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach - Buena Vista County office is accepting applications for a full-time Office Assistant in Storm Lake.

July 17, 2014

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach - Buena Vista County office is accepting applications for a full-time Youth Outreach Educator in Storm Lake.

July 16, 2014
Buena Vista County Extension will be holding a Farmland Leasing & Land Value informational workshop on Thursday, July 31st from 1:30pm to 4pm. Presenter Melissa O'Rourke will have everyone leaving with a heightened understanding of farmland leasing and values. Pre-registration fee is $20 per person which includes a comprehensive workbook or $25 at the door. Call 712-732-5056 to register.
June 20, 2014

ISU Extension and Outreach-Pocahontas County is holding an Assessing Farm, Crop, and Home Damage After Severe Weather meeting on Tuesday, June 24th, at 1:30 p.m. at Iowa West Bank in their meeting room. Iowa West Bank is located at 202 West Main Street in Laurens.

June 20, 2014

ISU Extension and Outreach responds to the June 2014 flooding. Find valuable resources here:  www.extension.iastate.edu/content/dealing-flooding-2014 

Statewide Resources

  • Information that protects and enhances the economic value of Iowa’s agriculture and horticulture, by educating growers and the general public about plant diseases and science.

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

  • The Plant and Insect Diagnostic Clinic provides diagnosis of plant problems (plant diseases, insect damage, and assessment of herbicide damage) and the identification of insects and weeds from the field, garden, and home.

  • Providing direct, unbiased comparisons of corn hybrids and soybean varieties, in a number of different environments.

  • Daily 4” soil temperatures for Iowa counties to assist with crop management decisions and nutrient applications.

  • Educating producers, consumers and policy makers in the research and extension activities in organic agriculture both on-farm and at Iowa State University.

  • 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.

  • Entryway to crop production, soil and nutrient management, weed management, and ag weather information.

  • Insecticide evaluation reports and information on specific pests of economic significance to Iowa crop production.

  • Grain handling, agricultural machine design, precision farming systems, soil tillage and management, and agricultural drainage.

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

  • Your source for comprehensive crop production news and information from Iowa State University specialists and agronomists.

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

  • Knowledge and information that improves the efficiency of traditional commodity grain markets and assists emerging markets for user-specific grains.

  • Agricultural economics and business resources to help make sound management decisions for your business or farming operation.

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

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

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