Environment

Local Highlights

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 

June 17, 2014

Don't forget to submit your 4-H Livestock Entry Form by June 20th!

June 3, 2014

ISU Extension and Outreach of Buena Vista County is hosting a babysitting clinic for youth in 5th grade and older on June 18th from 9am to 2pm. A $5 fee covers materials, snack and drink. A sack lunch will be provided.

May 13, 2014

Check out the 2014 Buena Vista County 4-H Events Schedule & Fairbook!

Statewide Resources

  • Publications and resources covering fish farming to pond management.

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

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

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

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

  • 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.

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

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

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

  • 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.

  • Building institutional partnerships and increasing the capacity of citizens, educators, agencies and community leaders to better address water quality concerns.

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

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

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

  • 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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