Environment

Local Highlights

Spring 2014
April 8, 2014

Our Quarterly Newsletter contains information on Agriculture, Communities, Families, Horticulture, and 4-H & Youth programs!

Manure
February 19, 2014

The Cerro Gordo County Extension and Outreach program “Confinement Site Manure Applicators Training” has been cancelled for 2 to 4 p.m., Feb. 20 at Cerro Gordo County Extension and Outreach, 2023 S. Federal Ave., Mason City. Applicators needing training should call 641-423-0844 to schedule a reshow at no charge.

A Gift Worth Sharing
December 17, 2013

Education from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach is a gift worth sharing. We're feeding people, keeping them healthy, helping their communities prosper and thrive, and turning the world over to the next generation better than we found it. Together ... making a difference for Iowans.

MAC
December 11, 2013

Cerro Gordo County Extension & Outreach will offer the three hours of the Manure Applicator Certification Program's annual training through a satellite downlink/webcast on January 7, click here for other 2014 locations. This program will serve as training for recertification or for initial certification. Contact Cerro Gordo County Extension & Outreach, 641-423-0844 or xcerrogordo@iastate.edu, for more details regarding this program.

May 22, 2013

Kanawha, Iowa – The annual spring field day will be held on Tuesday, June 25 at the ISU Research Farm near Kanawha starting at 9 am.  Nashua, Iowa – The annual spring field day will be held on Wednesday, June 26 at the ISU Research Farm near Nashua starting at 1 pm.  Both field days are free and open to the public.

Statewide Resources

  • 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.

  • Publications and resources covering fish farming to pond management.

  • 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.

  • Providing Iowans with an independent, authoritative voice on water resource issues affecting Iowa.

  • Building institutional partnerships and increasing the capacity of citizens, educators, agencies and community leaders to better address water quality concerns.

  • A management approach for environmental enhancement of intensively modified agricultural landscapes.

  • Iowa Learning Farms is building a Culture of Conservation, calling attention to the importance of improved water and soil quality through conservation farming practices.

  • Research-based information and current Extension and Research projects on tillage and cropping systems, soil carbon sequestration, residue management, and cover crops.

  • Developing new ways to farm profitably while conserving natural resources.

  • Information on Pesticide Applicator Training, Integrated Pest Management, and related environmental programs.

  • Comprehensive information on manure management, research and application for Iowa.

  • Providing extension services on topics such as water quality and pollution control, hydrology and drainage, and remote sensing and modeling.

  • 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.

  • Find resources on soil nutrients, nutrient management, soil sampling and testing, interpretations and recommendations.

  • Specialists have compiled a list of resources to help you prepare for and recover from natural disasters. Remember to take care of yourself and your family first; then deal with the things lost to the disaster.

Agriculture and Natural Resources has to many resources to help Iowans. Get a list of them all here.

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