Local Highlights

Happy Thanksgiving Photo
November 24, 2015

Happy Thanksgiving!  The office will be closed Thursday and Friday in observance of the holiday. We will return to regular hours of M-F, 8AM - 4:30PM on November 30th.

Tractor spraying field image
October 26, 2015

The Fall 2015 Commercial Pesticide Applicator Training and Recertification series has started.  A complete listing of the Continuing Instruction Courses, schedules, recertification information, and FAQ's can be found at the ISU - Pesticide Safety Education Program webpage http://www.extension.iastate.edu/psep/ComAp.html

ISU Specialists in the Field Photo
October 23, 2015

Each year over 2,000 producers participate in a regional Crop Advantage meeting to hear updates on crop, pest and nutrient management, farm business topics, soil and water quality, and so much more. Please check out the Crop Advantage website for more information. http://www.aep.iastate.edu/cas/ 

Iowa Map
February 28, 2015

In a statewide needs assessment survey conducted by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach at the end of 2013, Iowans identified priority community needs that ISU Extension and Outreach should address with educational efforts.

Food Produce Photo
February 18, 2015

In Iowa, local food is fun, but it also is a vehicle for rural economic development, as four new videos from the Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture and Iowa State University Extension and Outreach show.

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

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