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Local Highlights

February 3, 2016

Iowa Learning Farms, in partnership with Practical Farmers of Iowa and the Iowa Cover Crop Working Group, will host a cover crop workshop on Wednesday, February 24, from 10:30a.m.-12:30p.m. at the Iowa State University (ISU) Northwest Research and Demonstration Farm.  The event is free, open to the public, and includes a complimentary meal.

January 18, 2016

The NW Iowa Young Farmer group with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will be gathering on Tuesday, February 23, 2016 starting at 2:00 p.m. in Orange City at the Sioux County Extension Office to learn more about consumer messaging and media coaching through Consumer Engagement Training.  

December 31, 2015

The first Empowing Women in Agriculture event will be held on Thursday, February 25, from 6:00-8:30 p.m. at the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Plymouth County Office in Le Mars.  

December 22, 2015

The Department of 4-H Youth Development with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Field Specialist – 4-H Youth Development within the Field Team West. This position is part of the field team west and will serve northwest Iowa in Cherokee, Lyon, O’Brien, Osceola, Plymouth, and Sioux Counties with a base office location to be negotiable within the counties served. Read more...

Statewide Resources

  • Entryway to crop production, soil and nutrient management, weed management, and ag weather information.

  • Insecticide evaluation reports and information on specific pests of economic significance to Iowa crop production.

  • Information that protects and enhances the economic value of Iowa’s agriculture and horticulture, by educating growers and the general public about plant diseases and science.

  • Grain handling, agricultural machine design, precision farming systems, soil tillage and management, and agricultural drainage.

  • Your source for comprehensive crop production news and information from Iowa State University specialists and agronomists.

  • The Plant and Insect Diagnostic Clinic provides diagnosis of plant problems (plant diseases, insect damage, and assessment of herbicide damage) and the identification of insects and weeds from the field, garden, and home.

  • Providing direct, unbiased comparisons of corn hybrids and soybean varieties, in a number of different environments.

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

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

  • Daily 4” soil temperatures for Iowa counties to assist with crop management decisions and nutrient applications.

  • Knowledge and information that improves the efficiency of traditional commodity grain markets and assists emerging markets for user-specific grains.

  • Educating producers, consumers and policy makers in the research and extension activities in organic agriculture both on-farm and at Iowa State University.

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

  • Agricultural economics and business resources to help make sound management decisions for your business or farming operation.

  • 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 many resources to help Iowans. Get a list of them all here.

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