Environment

Local Highlights

February 18, 2015

Come to Coon Rapids on Thursday, March 5th, for the 2015 Crop Fair:  "Tools For Your Future", part of the Iowa Corn Crop Fair Series.

January 15, 2015

Click this news article to view the PPT presentations from both ISU Farm Management Specialist, Shane Ellis & Farm Service Agency! The next Farm Bill meeting will be held on Thursday, January 29th at the Guthrie Center Activity Center. 

January 13, 2015

To register for any of these courses, please contact the Guthrie County Extension Office. 

April 28, 2014

Click on the link to view the 2014 Cash Rental Rates

August 13, 2012

Farmers: are you worried about having field fires this fall? This article provides helpful tips so you can ensure that a field fire won't happen to you! 

Other Sites of Interest:

Statewide Resources

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

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

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

  • 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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