Local Highlights

February 13, 2017

Do you help take care of an older family member or friend? If so, you are not alone. Over 65 million family caregivers in America provide a vast array of emotional, financial, nursing, social, homemaking and other services on a daily or on an intermittent basis.

February 27, 2017

Palmer Amaranth I.D., Management & Review New 2017 Herbicide Traits

February 26, 2017

According to the newly released Iowa Learning Farms 2016 Field Day Evaluation Report, the number of Iowa cover crop acres grew by approximately 32 percent to 623,700 acres.

February 25, 2017

The Pocahontas County Master Gardeners will be hosting their 11th Annual Garden Extravaganza on April 7 & 8, 2017 at the Expo Center located at the Pocahontas Fairgrounds. We will feature experts sharing their gardening expertise, businesses with the latest in garden varieties, tips, and educational handouts. Many of the exhibitors will have merchandise for sale. Informational presentations will be held at 9:15am and 10:30am in the Fair Office. There will be drawings for door prizes. The Pocahontas Garden Club will serve coffee and rolls at 9:00am for a nominal charge. Lunch will be served from 11:00am-1:30pm for nominal charge.  Come join us for a day of learning, excitement, and fun on Friday, April 7, 2017 from 5:00pm-7:00pm or Saturday, April 8, 2017 from 9:00am – 1:30pm.

February 23, 2017

Swine Derby Weig-In, Saturday, March 25, 2017, 9:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.

All 4-H and FFA members that would like to exhibit derby swine at the 2017 Pocahontas County Fair must weigh their pigs in at this time.  You may weigh five pigs, but you may only exhibit two derby pigs at the fair.  Pigs must not weigh over 60 pounds on March 25 at weigh in.

Statewide Resources

  • 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.

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

  • 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.

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

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • 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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