Local Highlights

September 16, 2019

There is an increase in farm vehicle traffic on Iowa roadways during harvest. So, it is not surprising that this is the time of year when there are also more agricultural collisions on highways and county roads.

September 3, 2019

The 33rd Annual Tri-State Agriculture Lender’s Seminar will be held on Thursday, October 24th at the Best Western Plus Hotel, 3100 Dodge Street, Dubuque, Iowa, from 9:30 am – 2:30 pm.

farm field
August 15, 2019

The fall field day at Iowa State University’s Northeast Research and Demonstration Farm will be held Aug. 28, from 1-4:20 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. The Borlaug Learning Center is located on the ISU Northeast Research and Demonstration Farm, at 331 290th St. in Nashua.


PQA and TQA trainings
August 5, 2019

“The programs will be held at the Delaware County Extension Office, 1417 N Franklin Street, in Manchester.  The two-hour TQA® session will begin at 9:30 am and the PQA Plus® session will start at 1 pm” Storlie said.  “Attend one program or both, but pre-registration is requested.”  Both sessions are offered at no cost. To pre-register, contact the Delaware County Extension office at (563) 927-4201 or Mark Storlie at 515-708-7675 or e-mail

July 24, 2019

The 2019 4-H and FFA Livestock Auction was held on Saturday, July 13th.  The grand total of the sale was $252,753.45.  Thank you to all of the auctioneers and sales clerks who do donated their time, and to our livestock auction buyers for supporting our 4-H and FFA members.  

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

Statewide Resources

  • Entryway to crop production, soil and nutrient management, weed management, and ag weather information.

  • Grain handling, agricultural machine design, precision farming systems, soil tillage and management, and agricultural drainage.

  • Agricultural economics and business resources to help make sound management decisions for your business or farming operation.

  • Daily 4” soil temperatures for Iowa counties to assist with crop management decisions and nutrient applications.

  • Insecticide evaluation reports and information on specific pests of economic significance to Iowa crop production.

  • Your source for comprehensive crop production news and information from Iowa State University specialists and agronomists.

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

  • Providing direct, unbiased comparisons of corn hybrids and soybean varieties, in a number of different environments.

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

  • Knowledge and information that improves the efficiency of traditional commodity grain markets and assists emerging markets for user-specific grains.

  • Educating producers, consumers and policy makers in the research and extension activities in organic agriculture both on-farm and at Iowa State University.

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

  • Information that protects and enhances the economic value of Iowa’s agriculture and horticulture, by educating growers and the general public about plant diseases and science.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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

  • Specialists have compiled a list of resources to help you prepare for and recover from natural disasters. Remember to take care of yourself and your family first; then deal with the things lost to the disaster.

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