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Local Highlights

July 10, 2015

Experience “Farm to Fork” by exploring locally grown culinary sensations from Buena Vista County. Treat your taste buds to fresh Iowa foods by signing up today!

June 16, 2015

Don't miss the 2015 Farmland Leasing and Land Value Meeting on Tuesday, July 28 in Sergeant Bluff! Registration information inside.

May 7, 2015

Available today is the ISU Extension and Outreach Cash Rent Survey for 2015. This survey shows typical cash rental rates for corn and soybean acres, as well as for land devoted to hay, oats, and pasture.

February 4, 2015

ISU Extension and Outreach – Woodbury County will be hosting two workshops for food producers - High Tunnel: Beyond the Basics and Integrating Cover Crops in Vegetable Production Systems – in February and March.

January 13, 2015

Food producers, consumers, community leaders, gardeners and cooks: help shape the future of local foods at the Northwest Iowa Local Foods Summit!

Statewide Resources

  • 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.

  • 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.

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

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

  • 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.

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

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

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

  • 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.

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

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

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

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