Environment

Local Highlights

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.

Collage
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.

Manure Application
January 11, 2021

Confinement site manure applicator workshops to be held in Kossuth County.

Sprayer In Action
March 30, 2020

Those certified as of December 31, 2019 can retain their status through the end of December 2020.

spraying pesticide
November 14, 2019

Information on renewing your private pesticide applicator license.

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

Statewide Resources

  • The extension fisheries program offers many educational opportunities and prepares fishery educational materials and programs to meet the needs of clients.

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

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

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

  • 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.

  • Forestry information and resources including an interactive tree identification tool, forest health and sick tree resources and emerald ash borer management recommendations.

  • Water quality program resources including edge of field and in-field practices.

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

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

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

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