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Local Highlights

August 11, 2014

People all over the world are buzzing about alternative energy, and southwest Iowa is no exception!  Join the Women, Land and Legacy committee of Mills and Fremont counties to “Get Energized” at their upcoming event.  

August 11, 2014

Learn more about using Cover Crops as an effective part of your Nutrient Reduction Strategy.

local foods
March 13, 2014

Did you know that residents of Southwest Iowa (*) spend over 370 million dollars on food annually?  Over 90% of this food is produced in other states and countries.  Are you interested in finding out more about where to find fresh local produce, meats and dairy in our area?  Are you a producer of any of these locally grown foods?  Would you like to have your producer information published in a Local Food guide for Southwest Iowa?   

February 11, 2014

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, through a grant funded by the USDA Agricultural Marketing Services Specialty Crop Block Grant Program, will conduct Level 1 and Level 2 GAP Workshops for fruit and vegetable producers in the Spring of 2014.
These one-day workshops are important for growers who want to better understand how GAPs can be used to meet buyers’ food safety requirements.  The training will provide assistance in writing  and implementing GAPs for  those  interested in  both wholesale  and direct marketing. The key instructors will be Dr. Angela Shaw, Dr. Catherine Strohbehn, Heather Snyder and Linda Naeve.

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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