Local Highlights

February 8, 2018

Attend the 2018 Crop Fair on Friday, February 16th, from 10 am to one, at the Coon Rapids American Legion.

November 1, 2017

Thursday, February 1st, 2018, @ 1:30 p.m. & 6:30 pm @ the Guthrie Center Activity Center. Cost is $20. We hope to see you there! 

October 2, 2017

Pre-registration for any of these continuing education courses is encouraged by calling (641) 747-2276. 

August 23, 2016

Palmer amaranth is an invasive weed that is native to the southwestern United States, but has recently made it's way into Iowa.  Find a Palmer Amaranth Identification sheet here.

April 25, 2016

Michael Witt has been hired to join ISU Extension & Outreach's Field Agronomist Program Specialist team & the ISU Research and Demonstration Farms.

Other Sites of Interest:

Statewide Resources

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

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

  • Publications and resources covering fish farming to pond management.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • 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.

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

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