Yard & Garden/Horticulture

Mennonite Greenhouse Guide

Check out Gardening Resources from ISU Extension (RG 104 ) for a list of more than 100 publications with facts you can use.

Local Highlights

Canned vegetables
September 9, 2020

Preserving your own foods can be a lot quicker and easier than you might think.  It's a great way to have delicious, local food all year long.  Four hands-on workshops offer you the opportunity to learn safe food preservation techniques.  

Corn plant drying in the sun
August 24, 2020

You will find many drought and derecho/storm damage resources that are available. 

Canned foods
July 28, 2020

During this free, one-hour online course, nutrition and wellness specialists will:

  • Discuss various food preservation techniques – pressure canning, hot water bath canning, dehydration and freezing;
  • Provide science-based, reliable food preservation resources; and
  • Answer general food preservation questions.
Master gardener logo with green hand and tree
July 22, 2020

Application is open for the upcoming Master Gardener training in Chickasaw County!  

The deadline for applying is August 1st.  

Master gardener logo with green hand and tree
June 17, 2020

We are excited to offer Master Gardener training this fall in Chickasaw County!

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

Statewide Resources

  • Convenient access to horticulture publications, programs and people.

  • Production and business management information for commercial producers on wide variety of fruits and vegetables.

  • Helping support the state’s evolving grape and wine industry, because the potential economic opportunities in wineries, value-added agriculture and tourism are limitless.

  • Horticulture & Home Pest News is filled with articles on current horticulture, plant care, pest management, and common household pests written by Iowa State University Extension specialists.

  • Master Gardeners are individuals who have an interest in horticulture, have taken the Master Gardener training offered by Iowa State University Extension, and share their time and expertise with other gardeners.

  • Let us "feed" your appetite for gardening information with a wide menu of gardening entrees.

  •  Information on lawn, garden, and landscape plant questions is available from ISU Extension staff.

  • Images and information on a wide range of common pest and non-pest insects encountered in the home, yard and garden.

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

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