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September 25, 2019

SPIRIT LAKE, Iowa – Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Dickinson County will host Continuing Instruction Courses (CIC) for commercial pesticide applicators at their office located at the Fairgrounds (1600 15th Street) in Spirit Lake. The programs are provided by the ISU Extension and Outreach Pesticide Safety Education Program (PSEP) and can be seen at office locations across Iowa.

October 30, 2019

Women farmers, landowners and ag retailers are invited to participate in free monthly Agronomy in the Field learning sessions beginning at 6:00 p.m. Dec. 17 at the Iowa State University (ISU) Extension and Outreach office located at 1600 15th Street in Spirit Lake. In its fifth year, Agronomy in the Field for Women focuses on strengthening agronomic skills for women leading to a better understanding of crop production, inputs, conservation practices and stronger decision-making skills and communication with spouse, farming partners, tenants and/or agribusiness partners.

October 29, 2019

Women in Agriculture are invited to attend a Holiday Gathering hosted by Iowa State University (ISU) Extension and Outreach Clay County on Wednesday, Dec. 4 beginning at 5:30 p.m. at their office located at 110 West 4th Street in Spencer. The program is being hosted as part of the regional Women in Ag group which strives to provide opportunities for education and networking of local Northwest Iowa women in agriculture.

October 17, 2019

ORANGE CITY, Iowa – Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will host a Produce Safety Alliance Grower Training on Nov. 21 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the ISU Extension and Outreach Sioux County office in Orange City. The training sessions are for fruit and vegetable growers and others interested in learning about produce safety, the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Produce Safety Rule, and Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs).

September 15, 2019

SPIRIT LAKE, Iowa – Iowa State University (ISU) Extension and Outreach is partnering with the USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) to conduct 2018 Farm Bill workshops in Northwest Iowa throughout December. Producers, agri-business personnel, landowners and other interested parties will have an opportunity to learn about the program election and enrollment process regarding the 2018 Farm Bill, as well as discuss farm stress management and financial decision-making. With seven meetings to be hosted in the region, individuals can select the date and location that works best for them. 

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.

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

  • 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.

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

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

  • 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.

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

  • 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.

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

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

  • 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.

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

  • 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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