Environment

Local Highlights

November 22, 2016

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Montgomery County office will host re-shows of Continuing Instruction Courses (CIC) for commercial pesticide applicators.

November 10, 2016

A Southwest Iowa Beginner and Young Farmers group will kick off in Montgomery County on December 14, 2016. The Start to Farm: New Farmer Learning Network, organized by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, is a statewide program designed to provide education and support for beginning and early-career agricultural producers.

November 9, 2016

Grab your girlfriends and attend the next fun and educational event sponsored by Women, Land & Legacy of Southwest Iowa! The topic for this event is Grain Marketing.  In this period of price instability, an understanding of marketing fundamentals is more important than ever.

October 31, 2016

Montgomery County will offer the Commercial Ag Weed, Insect and Plant Disease Management Continuing Instruction Course for commercial pesticide applicators Wednesday Nov. 16, 2016.

October 31, 2016

Montgomery County will host a Fumigation Continuing Instruction Course for commercial and private fumigant pesticide applicators on Tuesday Nov 15, 2016.

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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