Local Highlights

September 30, 2015

Certified private applicator training dates are scheduled in Floyd County for the following dates:  December 16th , January 12th or March 3rd.  This is one way to renew your certification by attending a training each of the three years during the renewal cycle.  For questions or more information call 641-228-1453.

September 15, 2015

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, in cooperation with the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship (IDALS), provides training and certification programs for applicators in Iowa. Classes are available at the Floyd  County Extension office this fall. For more information call 641-228-1453. 

September 2, 2015

Come visit our new Floyd County Extension and Outreach Facebook page.  Like us and check back to see all of our latest happenings and photos.  https://www.facebook.com/ISUFloydCounty

Statewide Resources

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

  • Publications and resources covering fish farming to pond management.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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

  • Building institutional partnerships and increasing the capacity of citizens, educators, agencies and community leaders to better address water quality concerns.

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

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

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

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

  • Providing extension services on topics such as water quality and pollution control, hydrology and drainage, and remote sensing and modeling.

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

  • Find resources on soil nutrients, nutrient management, soil sampling and testing, interpretations and recommendations.

  • 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.

  • 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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