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Local Highlights

Farmland Leasing Header
August 2, 2022

The Cass County Extension office will host their annual Farmland Leasing information meeting on Thursday, August 11, beginning at 1:00 PM. 

Preserve the Taste of Summer photo of canned produce
July 8, 2022

Course Covers Overview of Preservation Methods and Resources; Pre-Registration Required. Register online or by phone by July 13!

beef cattle in forage pasture
June 21, 2022
Forage quality and utilization, and the challenges and successes of using pearl millet, forage sorghum and sorghum sudangrass
Producers attending field day in row crop field
June 21, 2022

 Field day in Southwest Iowa to focus on building resilience in cropping systems

Mental Health Awareness Month
April 25, 2022

In recognition of Mental Health Awareness Month in May, member of Healthy Cass County Coalition are highlighting mental health programs, trainings, and resources available to people in Cass County. From crisis resources, to local events, to custom programs - find what works for you.

Each year millions of Americans face the reality of living with a mental illness. During Mental Health Awareness Month, and all year long, Cass County Extension, and all of our partners in the Healthy Cass County Coaltition want you to know that you are not alone!

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

Statewide Resources

  • Central location for all pesticide safety education resources including Pesticide Applicator Certification information.

  • 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.

  • Daily 4” soil temperatures for Iowa counties to assist with 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.

  • A multi-tiered effort to study and analyze the impact of agricultural management practices on surface and subsurface drainage, from both a water quality and quantity perspective.

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

  • Your source for integrated crop management resources curated by extension agronomists, entomologist and plant pathologists.

  • Building a culture of conservation by calling attention to the importance of water and soil quality through farming practices.

  • The Iowa Grain Quality Initiative (IGQI) is a cutting edge grain quality research and information program. The interdisciplinary project performs the "rapid response function" at ISU for the grain industry. 

  • Agricultural economics and business resources for farm business decision makers.

  • Find resources on soil nutrients, nutrient management, soil sampling and testing, interpretations and recommendations.

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