Environment

Local Highlights

August 14, 2015

Check out the Integrated Agronomics Newsletter for August 2015

August 13, 2015

Women in Agriculture - Heartbeat of the Farm; Human Resource Management is a four sesson course designed to give women strategies for effectively working with family and employees. Classes start on Thursday, September 3, 2015 and continuing September 10, 17, and 24.  Class time is from 6-9 pm with a meal served at 5:45 at the Carroll County ISU Extension office at 1205 West US Hwy 30, Ste G. To register go to www.aep.iastate.edu/womeninag

June 27, 2008

Many Iowa farmers hire some custom machine work in their farm business, or perform custom work for others. The information on the survey is based on 185 Iowa farmers, custom operators, and farm managers.

May 21, 2015

Become a Master Gardener by participating in the Master Gardener Core Training. ISU Extension & Outreach will be providing the training for new Master Gardeners on Tuesdays in September, October and November in locations across the state. Carroll County Extension will host the trainings at the Carroll County Extension office at 1205 West US Hwy 30, Ste G from 6:30 pm to 9: 30 pm. 

eco family
March 9, 2015

Iowans will learn how to maximize their resources and share their extras during the 2015 Eco Family Project from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

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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