Environment

Local Highlights

November 18, 2014

With freezing temperatures occurring, it is essential to consider the impact weather has on manure management on the farm.

November 12, 2014

A workshop featuring the newly updated version of the Feedlot Monitoring Program (FMP) software will be Thursday, Dec. 4, from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach office in Sac County.

November 12, 2014

Beef producers can become Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) Certified at one of three meetings on Dec.2. The meetings are co-hosted by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, Iowa Beef Industry Council and Iowa Cattlemen’s Association.

November 7, 2014

ISU Extesnion and Outreach has resources available for farm families and ag partners to help them during times of stress.

October 29, 2014

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach and the Iowa Department of Public Health have received the Public Outreach Award from the Iowa Chapter of the American Planning Association after collaborating on the well-received I-WALK program.

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

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