Environment

Local Highlights

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.

October 20, 2014

The Pro-Ag Outlook meeting for 2015 will take place on November 13 at the Carroll County ISU Extension and Outreach office.  Topics include: Corn and Soybean Market outlook and management, Livestock outlook and management and the 2014 Farm Bill. Registration fee is $25.  Most meetings are 3-4 hours in length. 

Please call to pre-register at 712-792-2364 at least 2 days in advance.  Meal will be provided with paid registration.

October 15, 2014

Iowa farmers and landowners will learn about the new programs authorized by the Agricultural Act of 2014 (commonly referred to as the Farm Bill) at informational meetings conducted by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach and local USDA Farm Service Agency staff members. Meetings will be held across the state to explain options available under the new Farm Bill.

December 10, 2014- Carroll, Guthrie and Audubon County Extension offices will host a Farm Bill meeting at the Coon Rapids Legion hall at 6 pm with a meal.  Please call the Guthrie Extension office at 641-747-2276 to pre-register.

December 17, 2014- Carroll County ISU Extension and Carroll County State Bank will host a Farm Bill meeting at the Swan Lake Education Center at noon with a meal.  Please call the Carroll Extension office at 712-792-2364 to pre-register.

August 15, 2014

Calling all Carroll County farmers…  Don’t forget to sign up for America’s Farmers Grow Communities program. 

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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