Local Highlights

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.

August 15, 2019

The large, showy blooms of lilies add colorful elegance to the early to midsummer yard and garden. Grown from bulbs, lilies are perennial flowers that will return year after year and require minimal care, provided they are planted in the right place. Horticulturists with ISU Extension and Outreach answer questions about planting lilies. To have more questions answered contact Hortline at hortline@iastate.edu or 515-294-3108.

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 mstorlie@iastate.edu.

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

  • Publications and resources covering fish farming to pond management.

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

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

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

  • 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.

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

  • 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.

  • Developing new ways to farm profitably while conserving natural resources.

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

  • A management approach for environmental enhancement of intensively modified agricultural landscapes.

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

  • Providing extension services on topics such as water quality and pollution control, hydrology and drainage, and remote sensing and modeling.

  • 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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