Environment

Local Highlights

Master Gardener Logo
September 25, 2020

Event Starts at 8 AM until sold out

Additional Safety Measures Added; Bulb Sale Preorders Available for Pickup

Commercial Applicators
September 11, 2020

Entry not guaranteed if no pre-registration, due to capacity limitations

Master Gardener Logo
August 25, 2020

Bulb Sale Added to Fall Plant Sale: Preorders Now Open! Fall Plant Sale Set for October 10; Bulbs will be available for pickup at the plant sale. Click for Details or to Pre-Order!

Grow Another Row Cass County
April 6, 2020

Partnership Program Encourages Residents to grow and share excess produce in 2020

Master Gardener Logo
March 7, 2020

Annual Scholarship Award to Encourage Horticulture Careers

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

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.

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