Yard & Garden/Horticulture

Local Highlights

Scholarships
March 4, 2015

Mills County Master Gardeners are now accepting applications for $500.00 scholarships through April 7, 2015.

Master Gardener
February 9, 2015

Even though the cold conditions outside may have you thinking that spring is a long way off, it’s not too early to get some information and great ideas to make this gardening year one of the best! The Mills County Master Gardeners are here to help with this series of six seminars open to gardeners of all ages and abilities!  

February 24, 2015

Women Gaining Ground Conference To Be Held in Shenandoah on March 21

 An exciting one-day conference for women from all walks of life will be held at the Shenandoah Historical Museum Building on Saturday, March 21, beginning at 8 a.m.

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

  • Master Gardeners are individuals who have an interest in horticulture, have taken the Master Gardener training offered by Iowa State University Extension, and share their time and expertise with other gardeners.

  • Let us "feed" your appetite for gardening information with a wide menu of gardening entrees.

  •  Information on lawn, garden, and landscape plant questions is available from ISU Extension staff.

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

  • Horticulture & Home Pest News is filled with articles on current horticulture, plant care, pest management, and common household pests written by Iowa State University Extension specialists.

  • Production and business management information for commercial producers on wide variety of fruits and vegetables.

  • Helping support the state’s evolving grape and wine industry, because the potential economic opportunities in wineries, value-added agriculture and tourism are limitless.

Agriculture and Natural Resources has to many resources to help Iowans. Get a list of them all here.

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