Environment

Local Highlights

August 18, 2016

Fall is a perfect time to prepare lawns for the upcoming year with seeding, aeration and fertilization.

August 18, 2016

A celebration at the Clay County Fair will recognize current owners of land with ties to the beginning of Iowa’s land grant college. On Friday, Sept. 16 Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will honor landowners during the Iowa Land Grant Legacy Celebration 2- 4 p.m. at the Events Center Ballroom at the Clay County Fair. 

August 17, 2016

Farmers, agronomists and agribusiness professionals are encouraged to seek out upcoming opportunities and new resources offered by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach on corn and soybean diseases during the late growing season, including a crop disease clinic, disease guides and an opportunity to speak with experts at the 2016 Farm Progress Show.

August 17, 2016

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach’s Master Gardener Program awarded 25 grants totally $20,000 to projects across the state of Iowa aimed at increasing access to healthy foods for families experiencing poverty.

 

One of the grants, funded through the USDA SNAP-Ed program was to Pocahontas County. Pocahontas County had the focus to have students and Master Gardeners work together to grow produce to be donated to the local food pantry. Attached are a variety of pictures of the project.

August 15, 2016

August 28th  Wiegert Prairie Fall Fest
Join the fun as we celebrate our Family and Farming Heritage at the Wiegert Prairie Farmstead

Special Event - Schoolhouse Re-dedication at 1:00 p.m.


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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