Environment

Local Highlights

March 20, 2015

Learn the quick and dirty tips for having a successful composting system at our Lunch 'n Learn Garden Series. Publications and experts will be on site to answer all of your composting questions and needs. 

March 12, 2015

Hey Dads (and other family members!) Don't miss this fun opportunity for your child (ages 4 to 12) and their siblings to plant a pot of summer blooms and write a special Mother’s Day message on a chalkboard painted pot. This is the perfect gift idea for mothers or grandmothers. Reservations required!

March 3, 2015

Practical Farmers of Iowa and the Dubuque Food Co-op with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach - Dubuque County, will host the play "Map of My Kingdom" 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.

April 4, 2014

This brochure provides an overview of nuclear power plant emergency plans for farmers, food processors, and distributors.  Free copies are available at the Dubuque County Extension Office.

March 24, 2014

We have copies of educational videos that are FREE for you to check out and view yourself or show to a group. Read this story for more details about our latest offerings about cover crops and wetlands conservation.

Dubuque Top Resource Picks

Pesticide and Manure Applicator Testing and Training Information

"The Rural Innovator" e-newsletter Each issue has reliable, research-based information about diverse agriculture practices and read stories about Iowans who are using those methods to manage profitable businesses. Subscribe now!

Local Foods Resources - Dubuque County

Statewide Resources

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

  • Tree identification, care and maintenance, and timber management resources.

  • Publications and resources covering fish farming to pond management.

  • 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.

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

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

  • 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.

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

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

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

  • Educating people about Iowa's wildlife resources so that Iowans can make informed decisions that impact wildlife and their habitats.

  • 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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