Environment

Local Highlights

Kanawha Research Farm
May 28, 2015

Crop management, nitrogen management and crops grown for an energy source will highlight the summer field day of the Iowa State University Northern Research and Demonstration Farm.  The field day will take place June 25, at the farm’s north location. The address is 310 S. Main St., 
Kanawha, immediately south of town.

Creating Energy Efficient Healthy Homes
May 28, 2015

Creating energy efficient healthy homes brings forward concepts which can be applied to any home (in-town or on an acreage) or any occupied building space.  Advanced energy efficiency construction practices, that make homes, facilities, & buildings more efficient, affordable, comfortable, and healthy, are a distinct possibility now.  This workshop will give you a chance to evaluate energy efficiency of your occupied building/home construction today and explore the potential for the future.

Statewide Resources

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

  • Educating people about Iowa's wildlife resources so that Iowans can make informed decisions that impact wildlife and their habitats.

  • Tree identification, care and maintenance, and timber management resources.

  • Publications and resources covering fish farming to pond management.

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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

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