Environment

Local Highlights

Animal Science Field Days
March 3, 2015

High School students from the area attend Animal Science Field Days Mar. 11, 12 and 13 at Northwest Iowa Community College in Sheldon.

February 23, 2015

Clippings now includes more diverse topics that go beyond horticulture, though horticulture will still be an occasional and timely topic. The column will remain focused on research-based information written by ISU Extension and Outreach program specialists.

February 3, 2015

A newsletter of timely topics for farmers, ag producers and others in Northwest Iowa - written by Agriculture Program Specialists serving Northwest Iowa.

January 16, 2015

The STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) Summer Associate Educator will work with youth and adults in Sioux, O’Brien, Lyon, Osceola and Clay Counties to deliver and support STEM research-based education. Interested applicants are asked to submit application documents electronically by Friday, Feb. 20, 2015 to Wade Weber, Regional 4-H & Youth Specialist, wadewebr@iastate.edu

ANR Summer Educator Associate
January 16, 2015

The Agriculture and Natural Resources (ANR) Summer Associate Educator works with youth and adults in Sioux, O’Brien, Lyon, Osceola and Clay Counties to create and support agriculture and natural resources research-based education. Interested applicants are asked to submit application documents electronically by Friday, Feb. 20, 2015 to Wade Weber, Regional 4-H & Youth Specialist, wadewebr@iastate.edu


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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