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Local Highlights

2021 Farmland Leasing Meetings, July-August
July 14, 2021

Meeting set for 1:30 PM; Pre-register by August 10 to guarantee seat

Grow Another Row with Healthy Cass County Logo
April 20, 2021
Grow Another Row, a program started last year to encourage, support and network local growers for food donation, is back in 2021 with plans to expand, including a new coordinator in Claire Smith. 
Master Gardener Logo
April 20, 2021

Applications Due by April 30 for consideration. Grant money to be used in the 2021 growing season, to encourage gardening to grow food for education or donation, and/or for gardening projects to improve local communities. The money may also be used for gardening education purposes. 

Grow Another Row Cass County
February 24, 2021

AmeriCorps Funded Position will help coordinate food rescue county-wide

Position runs from April-November of 2021- Application now open

2020-21 Private Applicator Recertification
February 20, 2021

Pre-registration required for 2020-21 Season

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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