Local Highlights

October 6, 2015

Trail enthusiasts and community leaders are invited to a free regional workshop to learn how to enhance and improve community trails. Trees Forever will host an interactive workshop to assist in improving trails on Tuesday, Oct. 20 in Fort Madison.

September 28, 2015

Private and Commercial Pesticide Applicator trainings and recertifications have been scheduled. Click the link for the full schedule and description.

July 8, 2015

Emerald ash borer has been confirmed in Fort Madison, bringing the number of confirmed counties in Iowa to 26. This makes Lee County the latest victim of EAB, a highly destructive insect of ash trees.

May 14, 2015

Join us for lunch and learns on new lawn and garden techniques from our experts such as landscape design, water saving techniques, growing herbs and pollinators! Pick and choose which sessions are right for you! Each session is $5 and includes lunch.

February 5, 2015

Read our 2014 Stakeholder Report to learn some important ways ISU Extension and Outreach served Lee County residents last year.

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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