Environment

Local Highlights

July 9, 2014

The Iowa State University Extension and Outreach offices in Delaware and Dubuque counties are hosting a farmland leasing meeting on Tuesday, August 12th at 9:00am or 1:30pm to address questions that land owners, tenants, or other interested individuals have about farmland leasing.  The meeting will be held at the James Kennedy Public Library located at 320 1st Ave East Ave. in Dyersville. The meeting is approximately 2 ½ hours in length.

July 8, 2014

This workshop will be a good introduction for people looking to start a vegetable garden, but there will also be lots of tips for experienced gardeners on how to plan your garden and use less pesticides and chemicals. Space is limited, so advance registration is required.

June 18, 2014

Join us for this educational series of live webinars that discuss various aspects of growing trees in Iowa. Sessions will be held on July 15, August 14 and September 4. Read full story for details.

May 29, 2014

The Dubuque County Extension Council is seeking nominations for candidates to run in the 2014 election. There are four 4-year slots on the ballot, plus one 2-year slot to fulfill the remainder of an unexpired term.

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.

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Pesticide and Manure Applicator Testing and Training Information

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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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