Agriculture & Environment

Using a variety of educational deliveries including newsletters, websites, workshops, conferences, consultation, and clinics, our Agriculture and Natural Resources (ANR) specialists are engaged with farmers, researchers, organizations, agencies, agribusiness, and communities.

ANR Extension and Outreach plays an important role in providing research-based information and resources to educate Iowa and beyond. Our programs impact all Iowans, whether they live in a rural or urban area, and have been developed to improve our quality of life. Our areas of focus include: agricultural systems and environmental stewardship; crops; dairy production; farm, food and enterprise development; farm management; food safety; horticulture; beef production; swine production; and natural resources stewardship.

Lee County Soil Testing Resources

This webpage is your home for instructions on how to take a soil sample in your lawn or garden for Lee County.

A free paper copy of the below resources are available as a Soil Testing Kit at the Lee County Extension Office. 

Steps in testing homeowner lawn and garden soils

For any questions in relation to taking and submitting a soil sample, please contact the ISU Extension and Outreach Office of Lee County at or at (319)835-5116.  Thanks for visiting our website and using the resources available from your local ISU Extension and Outreach Office of Lee County.

Soil in hand
Trowel in buck of soil
Dry soil in hand
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Plant emerging from soil