Yard & Garden/Horticulture

Local Highlights

Lunch on the Farm
May 15, 2015

With the growing interest in local foods, visiting with local farmers out on their farm has become a popular idea. Join Iowa State University (ISU) Extension and Outreach on Saturday, June 6 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. for lunch and a tour of Gerber Berries near Larchwood, owned and operated by Monte and Karla Gerber.

Job Opening Sioux County
May 8, 2015

The K-4 Youth Programs Associate Educator will develop volunteers, partners, and advocates to build inclusive, engaging and dynamic educational programming for families of Kindergarten, 1st/2nd and 3rd/4th grade youth in Sioux County. This position is full time located at the Sioux County Extension Office at; 400 Central Ave NW Suite 700, Orange City, Iowa.

May 5, 2015

A three-part webinar series this June, July, and August. Learn about different specialty gardens including herb gardens, xeric gardens, gardens with water
features and gardens for attracting pollinators!
 

April 22, 2015

The office iin Lyon County is seeking a summer horticulture assistant to work at the ISU Research and Demonstration Garden located at the Lyon County Fair Grounds in Rock Rapids.

Photo of produce in bins
December 4, 2013

Northwest Iowa - Local foods are making an economic impact in Iowa. In fact, sales of food produced in northwest Iowa added $312,441 to the local economy in 2012 as reported by eighteen farmers in the northwest region.

Need to research articles for your garden or plants?

Read the weekly column "Horticulutre Clippings"
by our own Horticulture Educator, Margaret Murphy.
Clippings Weekly Articles

Statewide Resources

  • Convenient access to horticulture publications, programs and people.

  • Production and business management information for commercial producers on wide variety of fruits and vegetables.

  • Helping support the state’s evolving grape and wine industry, because the potential economic opportunities in wineries, value-added agriculture and tourism are limitless.

  • Horticulture & Home Pest News is filled with articles on current horticulture, plant care, pest management, and common household pests written by Iowa State University Extension specialists.

  • Master Gardeners are individuals who have an interest in horticulture, have taken the Master Gardener training offered by Iowa State University Extension, and share their time and expertise with other gardeners.

  • Let us "feed" your appetite for gardening information with a wide menu of gardening entrees.

  •  Information on lawn, garden, and landscape plant questions is available from ISU Extension staff.

  • Images and information on a wide range of common pest and non-pest insects encountered in the home, yard and garden.

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

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

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