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Local Highlights

October 13, 2014

Marshalltown will be holding a Finalizing ARC PLC Decisions meeting on November 19th at 6:30 p.m. at the Iowa Valley Leadership Campus in Dejardin Hall. 

September 17, 2014

MARSHALLTOWN, IA– Women who own or manage farmland in Marshalltown and surrounding counties are invited to participate in a free conservation discussion focused on soil health on Thursday, October 2 at the Marshall County Extension Office, 2608 S 2nd St Marshalltown, IA. The program, sponsored by Women, Food and Agriculture Network, is called Women Caring for the LandSM

September 18, 2013

By donating grain, farmers provide opportunities for youth across the state and can save on self-employment tax, federal income tax, and state income tax. Donate Grain. Save Money. Make a Difference. Click here for a brochure and further details. 

Resources

Statewide Resources

  • Information that protects and enhances the economic value of Iowa’s agriculture and horticulture, by educating growers and the general public about plant diseases and science.

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

  • The Plant and Insect Diagnostic Clinic provides diagnosis of plant problems (plant diseases, insect damage, and assessment of herbicide damage) and the identification of insects and weeds from the field, garden, and home.

  • Providing direct, unbiased comparisons of corn hybrids and soybean varieties, in a number of different environments.

  • Daily 4” soil temperatures for Iowa counties to assist with crop management decisions and nutrient applications.

  • Educating producers, consumers and policy makers in the research and extension activities in organic agriculture both on-farm and at Iowa State University.

  • 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.

  • Entryway to crop production, soil and nutrient management, weed management, and ag weather information.

  • Insecticide evaluation reports and information on specific pests of economic significance to Iowa crop production.

  • Grain handling, agricultural machine design, precision farming systems, soil tillage and management, and agricultural drainage.

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

  • Your source for comprehensive crop production news and information from Iowa State University specialists and agronomists.

  • Iowa Learning Farms is building a Culture of Conservation, calling attention to the importance of improved water and soil quality through conservation farming practices.

  • Knowledge and information that improves the efficiency of traditional commodity grain markets and assists emerging markets for user-specific grains.

  • Agricultural economics and business resources to help make sound management decisions for your business or farming operation.

  • 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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