Local Highlights

Field Day
May 26, 2022

Tar spot, recent analysis of the corn nitrogen rate calculator and a review of current growing season issues will highlight the summer field day of the Iowa State University Northern Research and Demonstration Farm.

Soil Probe in Action
January 24, 2022

Farmers wishing to maximize the profits from their fertilizer dollars will want to attend one of 15 in-person workshops or a virtual workshop hosted by Iowa State University. The workshop series, called Soil Testing Interpretations and Recommendations: Maximizing Return on Investment, will be held in February and March.

November 24, 2021

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Kossuth County office will be offering four opportunities to attend the Private Pesticide Applicator Continuing Instruction Course (P-CIC), led by Extension Field Agronomist, Gentry Sorenson.

QPR Flyer
November 19, 2021

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach – Kossuth County, Care Connections of Northern Iowa, and the Eyerly Ball Mobile Crisis Response Team are teaming up to offer “Question. Persuade. Refer” (QPR) training for ag professionals and other concerned citizens in Kossuth County and the surrounding area.  

May 11, 2021

Over 300 Kossuth County 4th and 5th graders attended “Gate to Plate”, an agricultural themed field trip, at the Kossuth County Fairgrounds on May 5th and 6th.

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

Statewide Resources

  • Central location for all pesticide safety education resources including Pesticide Applicator Certification information.

  • 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.

  • Daily 4” soil temperatures for Iowa counties to assist with 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.

  • 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.

  • A multi-tiered effort to study and analyze the impact of agricultural management practices on surface and subsurface drainage, from both a water quality and quantity perspective.

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

  • Your source for integrated crop management resources curated by extension agronomists, entomologist and plant pathologists.

  • Building a culture of conservation by calling attention to the importance of water and soil quality through farming practices.

  • The Iowa Grain Quality Initiative (IGQI) is a cutting edge grain quality research and information program. The interdisciplinary project performs the "rapid response function" at ISU for the grain industry. 

  • Agricultural economics and business resources for farm business decision makers.

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

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