Local Highlights

soil health
February 19, 2020

Farmers, agronomists, and those interested in learning more about soil health are invited to attend the soil health workshop being offered in Peosta on February 25 at the National Education Center for Agricultural Safety (NECAS), Northeast Iowa Community College Campus (8324 NICC Drive, Peosta). Registration starts at 9 a.m. with the workshop going from 9:30 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. 

Turfgrass applicators
February 19, 2020

Delaware County will offer the Ornamental and Turfgrass Applicators Continuing Instruction Course (CIC) for commercial pesticide applicators Wednesday, March 4, 2020. The program can be seen at locations across Iowa through the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Pesticide Safety Education Program (PSEP) team.

February 6, 2020

If you're looking for ideas on how to eat healthy and make the most of the time you spend in the kitchen, this workshop series is for you! Join Kelsey Salow, ISU Extension and Outreach Human Sciences Specialist in Nutrition and Wellness, for a three part series scheduled for March 4, 11, and 18 from 6:00-7:30 p.m. at Heritage Bank in Delhi.   A light meal will be served at 5:45 p.m. 

PAT training
February 6, 2020

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Delaware County will offer the Private Pesticide Applicator Continuing Instruction Course, led by Extension Field Agronomist, Brian Lang. The final two sessions in Delaware County are scheduled for February 11, 2020. The first session will begin at 9:30 a.m. and the second session at 1:30 p.m.

manure applicator
February 6, 2020

Confinement site manure applicators should plan to attend a two-hour workshop offered by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach and the Iowa Department of Natural Resources to maintain or renew their confinement site manure applicator certification.  The joint Delaware and Dubuque county workshop will be offered on February 13 at 1:30 p.m. at FarmTek in Dyersville.

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

Statewide Resources

  •  Information on livestock housing systems, general construction and ventilation and animal environment.

  • The Agricultural Marketing Resource Center is an electronic, national resource for producers interested in value-added agriculture. Browse commodities and products, investigate market and industry trends, study business creation and operation, read research results and locate value-added resources.

  • To add value to the egg industry by facilitating research and learning for egg producers, processors and consumers through national and international collaboration.

  • Your link to Master Equine Manager, Grazing News, and information on educational opportunities throughout the year.

  • Enhancing Dairy Profits and Quality of Life

  • Working to develop and deliver the latest in research-based information to improve the profitability and vitality of Iowa’s beef industry.

  • Works to promote efficient pork production technologies in Iowa, maintain Iowa's pork industry leadership and strengthen rural development efforts.

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

  • Research-based, peer-reviewed, practical, and affordable publications on a number of topics relative to agriculture.

  • Bringing the benefits of veterinary medicine to society by promoting animal welfare and public health through the on-going education of veterinarians and the dissemination of animal health production, food safety and animal welfare information to veterinarians, livestock producers, consumers, and related clientele.

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

  • The Value Added Agriculture Program (VAAP) provides unbiased, science-based information to help establish or expand agricultural-related businesses in Iowa.

  • 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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