Local Highlights

David Okerlund
November 23, 2015

The third annual Ag Outlook Meeting will be held on Tuesday, January 12, 2016 in Expo Center in Cresco.  Topics to be voered Crop Outlook, Estate Planning Tips, Big Data and UAV's, Nutrient Reduction and Subsurface Drainage.  Featured Speaker, David Okerlund on the Joys of Stress.

November 20, 2015

Due to the impending weather, the sheep production workshop in ames on November 21 is cancelled.

November 5, 2015

Here is a short video to vew from the Dairy Team.

Late Glen Klimesh and Alice Klimesh Family
August 10, 2015

The Late Glen Klimesh and Alice Klimesh Family of Howard County will be inducted into the 2015 Iowa 4-H Hall of Fame during a ceremony at the 4-H Exhibit Building at the Iowa State Fair on Sunday, August 23.

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

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