Environment

Local Highlights

April 11, 2017

Iowans are beginning to discover their connections to Iowa’s Land Grant Legacy. They’ll have the opportunity to celebrate and share their stories during Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Week, April 17-22.

April 6, 2017

Thank you for your continuous support of Montgomery County 4-H and FFA programs! Over 160 youth participated in the 2016 county fair and we are gearing up for another great year ahead.  We are pleased to present you with wonderful sponsorship opportunities. We recognize our sponsors play a vital role in the overall success of 4-H and FFA at the Montgomery County Fair year after year. Therefore, we have developed a sponsorship program including different levels to fit all budgets.

April 6, 2017

The Iowa State University Extension and Outreach in Montgomery County received a $1,000 grant for its Beginning and Young Agricultural Producers program. Farm Credit Services of America (FCSAmerica) provided the Working Here Fund grant to support a yearlong educational program focused on the business end of farming.

February 15, 2017

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

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.

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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