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Local Highlights

Master Gardener Class Photo and QR code
June 23, 2022

Applications Due July 8; Training will be offered hybrid online/in person class. Orientation Class set for August 15th.

Producers attending field day in row crop field
June 21, 2022

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

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May 3, 2022

Sale Starts at 8 AM; Grow Another Row Partnership to Offer Food Plants for Sale

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April 21, 2022

Applications Due by May 4 for consideration. Grant money to be used in the 2022 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. 

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March 11, 2022

Group Has Many Activities Planned for Spring and Summer

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

Statewide Resources

  • The extension fisheries program offers many educational opportunities and prepares fishery educational materials and programs to meet the needs of clients.

  • Providing Iowans with an independent, authoritative voice on water resource issues affecting Iowa.

  • Research-based information and current Extension and Research projects on tillage and cropping systems, soil carbon sequestration, residue management, and cover crops.

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

  • 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.

  • Forestry information and resources including an interactive tree identification tool, forest health and sick tree resources and emerald ash borer management recommendations.

  • Water quality program resources including edge of field and in-field practices.

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

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

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

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