Environment

Local Highlights

Solar Car
June 9, 2017

Free open house on Saturday June 10 from 4-6 PM!

tractor
May 17, 2017

24 hour certification course to be held June 5-16. 

SOFA 2017
May 1, 2017

Join other youth from Cass and Adair Counties for the 23rd Annual Speak Out for Agriculture (SOFA) Trip, as we head south to Missouri on June 13 and 14. Bus will fill on a first-come basis, so don't delay in registering!

April 4, 2017

Farmers, crop consultants, landowners, and those interested in learning to identify and manage this new threat will want to attend the workshop this Friday, April 7 from 2-4 PM. 

Iowa Master Gardeners
March 24, 2017

Applications Due April 24- open to local non profit groups or organizations for planting or education

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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