Environment

Local Highlights

February 27, 2017

Plans are in the works for the Plymouth County 4-H Foundation to host the Ready, Set, Glow with 4-H Fun Walk and 5K Run Fundraiser on Saturday, April 8th.  This event will kick off at the Plymouth County Fairgrounds.  There will be a 1 mile fun walk and a 5K run.    

March 8, 2017

Whether you own 1 acre or 1,000 acres, actions you take on your land can have an important impact on wildlife that rely on our privately own lands to thrive.  

March 1, 2017

The Plymouth County Extension Office has opening for a 4-H summer youth assistant.  

July 6, 2016

ISU Extension and Outreach to host event for farmers and retailers at Northwest Research and Demonstration Farm

September 9, 2015

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Plymouth County and USDA Rural Development partnered to offer a Solar Energy Conference on September 2, 2015, at the Le Mars Convention Center.

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

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