Environment

Local Highlights

September 15, 2014

A workshop on cover cropping will be presented by Dr. Ajay Nair on Thursday, October 16, 2014 in Cresco, Iowa at the Featherlite Center on the Fairgrounds.

September 11, 2014

Mosquito and Public Health Pest Management educational training for commercial applicators will be held on October 23, 2014 in Cresco at the Extension Office.

September 8, 2014

Managing nutrient from manure is a high priority among most livestock farmers for economic and environemntal reasons.  Several fon-farm toursin NE Iowa will highlight various manuire management systems for all to learn better skills in managing manure.

September 15, 2014

Visit with IDNR forestry professionals and ISU Extension Forestry Specialists at the annual Yellow River State Forest Field day on October 9, 2014.

July 3, 2014

Safari is a fun family oriented activity focusing on Howard County. 

Howard County borders the State of Minnesota.  Check out the Minnesota Department of Ag Website for questions regarding manure and pesticide certifications.

Howard Co. Soil and Water Conservation District (NRCS)

Iowa Department of Natural Resources

Iowa Department of Ag and Land Stewardship

Trees Forever

Iowa Pesticide Bureau

Statewide Resources

  • Publications and resources covering fish farming to pond management.

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

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

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

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

  • 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.

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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

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

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

Agriculture and Natural Resources has to many resources to help Iowans. Get a list of them all here.

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