Environment

Local Highlights

July 23, 2014

Your Gude to the 2014 Farm Bill program meeting will be held on Tuesday, August 26th from 6:30 to 8:30 pm at the Templeton Community Center.  This program is Free and includes a meal at 6:00 pm.    ISU Extension and Outreach Farm Management Specialist, Shane Ellis, will be the guest speaker and his topics will include the 2014 Farm Bill overview, "new" crop insurance programs and sign-up, considerations for choosing insurance, FSA livestock program and conservation compliance.  To ensure adequate numbers for the meal, please call the Audubon County Extension office at 712-563-4239 to pre-register by August 22nd.

July 23, 2014

2014 Farmland Leasing and Valuation Workshop to be held at the Carroll County Extension office on August 6 from 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm.  Pre-Registration is $20/person or $30/couple. Walk-in fee is $25/person.  To register call the Carroll County ISU Extension and Outreach office at 712-792-2364.

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.

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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