Environment

Local Highlights

Muscatine County Extension Office
September 24, 2014

 
The Muscatine County Extension Council is seeking a qualified individual to provide executive director leadership for the organization as its next County Extension Director. Primary job responsibilities of this Regular part-time potential to be full-time position include educational program planning and delivery, budget and facilities management, and day-to-day supervision of staff. Will directly coordinate agricultural and natural resources programming, as well as community economic development, and Human Sciences programming. Individual is also responsible for marketing and public relations efforts, including positively representing Muscatine County Extension to an array of community partners.

Pest Management and the Environment
September 9, 2014

Dates for Certified Commercial Pesticide Applicators Continuing Instructional Courses are available. Please check with the Muscatine County Extension Calendar for the CIC's that will be held at the Muscatine County Extension Office.

February 14, 2014

Muscatine County Extension is offering the Homegrown Lifestyle course which is a 12-week Extension short course for folks eager to reconnect to the land, grow their own food, and create a sustainable personal farmscape. Weekly sessions will consist of webinars taught by state specialists and locally-coordinated activities at each site. The course also includes visits to local farms and gardens to experience sustainable food production first hand.

September 25, 2013

2014 Commercial Manure Applicator Certification trainings are being held across the state. Muscatine County Extension will be offering the training.

September 25, 2013

Confinement site (private) manure applicator certification. Continuing education to maintain or begin certification as a confinement site manure applicator in Iowa. By attending the workshop, participants will learn about land application rules, manure agitation safety, and nutrient management issues


Statewide Resources

  • 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.

  • Publications and resources covering fish farming to pond management.

  • 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • 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.

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

  • Specialists have compiled a list of resources to help you prepare for and recover from natural disasters. Remember to take care of yourself and your family first; then deal with the things lost to the disaster.

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

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