Environment

Local Highlights

buzzy bee
May 9, 2018

Spend the morning learning about insects with hands-on fun and games. This camp for K-4th grades will run from 9-Noon on Tuesday, May 29th. No cost- but must be pre-registered to attend!

SOFA 24 Bus
May 9, 2018

SOFA (Speak Out for Agriculture) Trip is Set for June 13-14th. Register by May 15th to save your seat on the bus!

Master Gardener Logo
May 2, 2018

Variety of plants and other items for sale- starts at 8 AM until sold out!

Iowa Master Gardeners
April 10, 2018

$1,000 scholarship available, applications due April 27

Master Gardener Logo
March 29, 2018

Applications due April 24 to fund projects to benefit local community

Statewide Resources

  • Publications and resources covering fish farming to pond management.

  • 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.

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

  • 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.

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

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

  • 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.

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

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

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