Environment

Local Highlights

June 23, 2017

Iowa State University Extension & Outreach - Emmet County is accepting applications for an Office Assistant. 

June 20, 2017

ISU Extension and Outreach in Emmet County will be offering pressure canner lid checks on June 26 from 9 am to 4 pm at the office. 

June 20, 2017

Women who are involved in agriculture in any aspect are invited to attend the upcoming Women, Land and Legacy event featuring Nicole Myer and Angela Ennen from Erpelding and Voigt who will be presenting on the topic of tax information. This topic will include Publication 225, deductible taxes, software for keeping records, and tips for good record keeping. 

May 25, 2017

The field days are part of ISU Extension and Outreach’s Nitrogen and Water Week, which runs from June 27-29.

“The purpose of these field days is to build awareness around the research related to nitrogen management and water quality,” said Jamie Benning, water quality program manager with ISU Extension and Outreach. “The field days will also allow participants to visit the sites where research is occurring relating to nitrogen management and water quality.”

May 3, 2017

Are you looking to become BQA certified? Want to learn more about low stress cattle handling, pain management, cattle facilities, weaning, on top of hearing Temple Grandin, Professor of Animal Science at Colorado State University? You will want to mark your calendars for this event!  

Statewide Resources

  • 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.

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

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

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

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

  • 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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