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March 3, 2015

Practical Farmers of Iowa and the Dubuque Food Co-op with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach - Dubuque County, will host a play tackling the critical issue of farmland transfer and a follow-up workshop that will help farmland owners write a letter about what matters most to them about their farmland and their legacy. The play will be Thursday, March 26, at 6:30 p.m. at Shalom Spirituality Center. The workshop will take place the next day, Friday, March 27, 9 am-4 pm at the Dubuque County Extension Office.

February 24, 2015

Dubuque County Master Gardeners are proud to present the 2015 Spring Garden Seminar! Filled with fun and informative breakout sessions about home landscapes, fruit and vegetable gardening, and wildlife gardens that are sure to give you the jump-start into a sustainable gardening season for 2015!

February 20, 2015
If you have fruit trees or grape vines this workshop is for you! March is the perfect time to get outside and
do some pruning. There are several techniques and practices to choose from. Learn about basic
pruning practices, including tools needed and basic equipment while gaining hands-on experience.
February 19, 2015

March is a wonderful time to do annual pruning for many landscape trees and fruit trees, giving them the shape and structure they need to continue producing strong, healthy growth in the coming seasons.

February 5, 2015

Area hay and forage producers are invited to attend the 32ndt Annual Eastern Iowa Hay Producers Association (EIHPA) Annual Meeting and Conference on Thursday, March 19, 2015 at Buzzy’s in Welton, Iowa.  Registration will begin at 10:00 a.m. with the program scheduled to begin at 10:30 a.m.

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Statewide Resources

  • Entryway to crop production, soil and nutrient management, weed management, and ag weather information.

  • Grain handling, agricultural machine design, precision farming systems, soil tillage and management, and agricultural drainage.

  • Agricultural economics and business resources to help make sound management decisions for your business or farming operation.

  • Daily 4” soil temperatures for Iowa counties to assist with crop management decisions and nutrient applications.

  • Insecticide evaluation reports and information on specific pests of economic significance to Iowa crop production.

  • Your source for comprehensive crop production news and information from Iowa State University specialists and agronomists.

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

  • Providing direct, unbiased comparisons of corn hybrids and soybean varieties, in a number of different environments.

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

  • Knowledge and information that improves the efficiency of traditional commodity grain markets and assists emerging markets for user-specific grains.

  • Educating producers, consumers and policy makers in the research and extension activities in organic agriculture both on-farm and at Iowa State University.

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

  • Information that protects and enhances the economic value of Iowa’s agriculture and horticulture, by educating growers and the general public about plant diseases and science.

  • The Plant and Insect Diagnostic Clinic provides diagnosis of plant problems (plant diseases, insect damage, and assessment of herbicide damage) and the identification of insects and weeds from the field, garden, and home.

  • 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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