Environment

Local Highlights

February 6, 2017

Women, Land & Legacy of Southwest Iowa is excited to present “Women Gaining Ground,” a one-day conference designed to be fun and empowering for women from all walks of life.  The conference will be held on Saturday, March 11, 2017 at the Glenwood High School. This year’s keynote speaker will be Juli Burney, an award winning teacher, entertainer and author. Juli’s credentials include the ability to entertain like a headline comedian while inspiring audiences with the ease of a top-notch motivational speaker.

February 15, 2017

ISU Extension and Outreach Montgomery County will host a Seed Treatment Continuing Instruction Course for commercial pesticide applicators.

January 30, 2017

Spring 2017 Commercial Ag Wee, Insect and Plant Disease Management course offered Feb. 14th at 9:00 am

January 17, 2017

Do you have crop input questions for 2017? Join Iowa State University Extension & Outreach Field Agronomist, Aaron Saeugling, and Iowa State University Farm Coordinator for Southwest Iowa, Jim Rogers, for a one-hour presentation covering the newest farm trials conducted across the state.  Aaron and Jim will also answer YOUR questions about crop input in the upcoming growing season.

January 4, 2017

ISU Extension and Outreach Montgomery County will be hosting Private Pesticide Applicator Recertification January 12, 2017

Statewide Resources

  • Publications and resources covering fish farming to pond management.

  • Providing Iowans with an independent, authoritative voice on water resource issues affecting Iowa.

  • A management approach for environmental enhancement of intensively modified agricultural landscapes.

  • Research-based information and current Extension and Research projects on tillage and cropping systems, soil carbon sequestration, residue management, and cover crops.

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

  • 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.

  • Providing extension services on topics such as water quality and pollution control, hydrology and drainage, and remote sensing and modeling.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Building institutional partnerships and increasing the capacity of citizens, educators, agencies and community leaders to better address water quality concerns.

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

  • Developing new ways to farm profitably while conserving natural resources.

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

  • Find resources on soil nutrients, nutrient management, soil sampling and testing, interpretations and recommendations.

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

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