Environment

Local Highlights

January 30, 2017

Carroll County will offer the Ornamental and Turfgrass Continuing Instruction Course (CIC) for categories  3O (Ornamental Pest), 3T (Turf Pest), 3OT (Ornamental and Turf Pest), and 10 (Research and Demonstration) on Wednesday, March 1, 2017. 

The local attendance site is at the Carroll County ISU Extension and Outreach office. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m., and the course runs from 9 to 11:30 a.m. The registration fee is $35 on or before Feb. 22 and $45 after Feb. 22. To register or to obtain additional information about the CIC, contact Julee Grell at the ISU Extension and Outreach office in Carroll County by phoning 712-792-2364.

Ornamental and Turfgrass Registration Form

January 27, 2017

Please apply for the summer assistant position in Carroll County on or before March 3, 2017.

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach-Carroll County Office is accepting applications for a temporary, part-time Summer Assistant to assist 30-40 hours per week with various office activities from mid May - mid August.  Qualifications include a minimum of a high school diploma, knowledge of 4-H, strong communication and organizational skills, up-to-date computer and technology skills, and ability to work some evenings and some weekends.    Submit cover letter and resume or job application with references to the Carroll County Extension and Outreach Office- 1205 West US Hwy 30 Ste. G, Carroll, IA  51401 on or before March 3, 2017.  In accordance with ISU Extension’s Child Protection and Safety Policy, a background check will be competed on the selected applicant.  Carroll County Extension is an EEO/AA Employer.

January 3, 2017

Private Pesticide Applicator Training will be held Thursday, February 23 at 1:30 pm the Carroll Recreation Center.  Notice new location this year!!  Plan to bring your certification number.  No need to pre-register.  If you have any questions please call Julee at 712-792-2364. 

Private Pesticide Applicator Training Brochure 2016-2017

December 14, 2016

Re-Show for Commercial manure applicators is scheduled for Tuesday, March 7, 2017 from 8:30 am to 11:30 am. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach in cooperation with the Iowa Department of Natural Resources will conduct the required three-hour training workshop at that time. There is no fee to attend the workshop, but commercial applicators must register by contacting the ISU Extension and Outreach Carroll County office at 712-792-2364.  ISU Extension and Outreach will charge a $10 fee to applicators that choose to view on a non-scheduled day. 

August 14, 2015

Check out the Integrated Agronomics Newsletter for December  2016

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

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